- a peasant who owns land, especially the land he or she tills.
Origin of peasant proprietor
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for peasant proprietor
The peasant-proprietor has always been a factor in the life and history of France.Rambles in Normandy
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
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
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