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Friday, June 20, 2014

Definitions for agrarian

  1. rural; agricultural.
  2. relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property: agrarian laws.
  3. pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups: an agrarian movement.

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Citations for agrarian
"...Ships cost three times what they once did because wages rise and tools grow dearer. We're at the start of an industrial age. Industry will eventually lower costs, but not yet." "And, the South is still agrarian." "It will always be agrarian"... Eugenia Price, Savannah, 1983
It is not surprising, therefore, that President Washington, whose viewpoint was neither strictly agrarian nor entirely commercial and who strove to steer a middle course between the two, accepted the financial ideas of his gifted Secretary of the Treasury. Samuel K. Padover, Jefferson, 1952
Origin of agrarian
Agrarian entered English in the late 1500s. It finds it roots in the Latin term ager meaning "field."