landless

[ land-lis ]
/ ˈlænd lɪs /

adjective

without landed property; not owning land: a landless noble.

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Origin of landless

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landlēas. See land, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM landless

land·less·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for landlessness

  • The village, throttled by the grip of landlessness, always threw a certain surplus of labor-power on to the market.