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peasant proprietor

  1. a peasant who owns land, especially the land he or she tills.
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Origin of peasant proprietor

First recorded in 1785–95
Related formspeasant proprietorship, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of peasant proprietor

  • The peasant-proprietor has always been a factor in the life and history of France.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • The cottager or peasant-proprietor has, I believe, an advantage in poultry of all kinds.

  • The Jew remains in the country, but becomes a citizen, and sometimes even a peasant-proprietor.

    Debit and Credit

    Gustav Freytag

  • This narrows down the peasant-proprietor theory vastly in its practical application; it remains hardly a national question.

  • Continental success in agriculture depends on co-operation, and that in turn is associated with the peasant-proprietor system.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker