land reform

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noun

any program, especially when undertaken by a national government, involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the landless.

Nearby words

  1. land patent,
  2. land plaster,
  3. land power,
  4. land rail,
  5. land rain,
  6. land sailing,
  7. land snail,
  8. land tax,
  9. land up,
  10. land wind

Origin of land reform

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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Examples from the Web for land reform

  • Land-reform in its earliest stages, like trade unionism in England, was accompanied by disorder.

    Ireland and Poland|Thomas William Rolleston
  • A land-reform program limited land ownership, reduced rents, and redistributed formerly Japanese-owned land.



British Dictionary definitions for land reform

land reform

noun

the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless
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