Agrarianism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agrarianism An equal or equitable division of landed property; the principles or acts of those who favor a redistribution of land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agrarianism The principle or theory of an equal or uniform division of lands; more generally, any theory involving radical changes in the tenure of land, as the denial of the right of private property in it, and advocacy of its distribution and control by the government.
    • n agrarianism The movement or agitation in favor of agrarian views, or for the establishment of more favorable conditions in the use of land; violence exercised in pursuit of this object.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agrarianism an equal division of lands: a political movement in favour of interference with the ordinary conditions of private property in land
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. agrariusager, a field. See Acre.

Usage

In literature:

The Peasants' War in Germany we have been considering is the last great mediaeval uprising of the agrarian classes in Europe.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
Unmistakable signs show that in New Zealand an agrarian oligarchy by no means friendly to labor has already established itself.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
He was an Agrarian, who wanted every man desirous to own a farm to have one.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
The Agrarian Movement and the Rise of the Bloc.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
There are also two short ones, which may be called fragments, on the agrarian law.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The movement was agrarian, not religious, though the Whiteboys were catholics, nor political.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
What is this but agrarianism?
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
The agrarian question is only a question of machinery.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
Robert Toombs was not an agrarian.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
His reforms would be pronounced agrarian measures in England or America.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
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In news:

Humane Ox Pulls Celebrate Agrarian Past.
The feminization of the Mexican campo is a bright light in a dismal prospectus, thinks the much-respected agrarian analyst Armando Bartra.
While Yugoslavia's leaders gathered for peace talks on the island of Brioni today, this agrarian town in the republic of Croatia was echoing with the din of a firefight between Serbs and Croats.
Many soil scientists insist an ancient Amerindian agrarian society will soon make a huge impact on the modern world.
The GOP National Convention opens in a place reflecting the nation's enduring agrarian myth with skyscrapers.
AGRARIAN REFORM The law allowing land considered unproductive to be seized was passed by the Senate despite an opposition boycott, thanks to two stand-ins.
Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston.
To unenlightened art history students Thomas Hart Benton is the champion of the heartland, a standard bearer for the Midwestern agrarian ideal.
The city is trying to plant roots from its agrarian past in new housing on the northeast side of town.
The YMCA Explorer's class took a field trip on Sept 21 to Agrarian Farms for hands on learning during our letter 'F' week.
Living the Agrarian Life: Young farm workers form their own community.
Little Hen 's agrarian accent leaves a mouth-watering experience.
In a society largely removed from its agrarian roots, traditional agricultural buildings still touch something deep.
The Maoist group tried to build an agrarian society purged of foreign influences.
Aldo Leopold might call it the new agrarianism.
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In science:

Historical records tells us that Astronomy was born basically because of the need by agrarian societies to predict seasons and other yearly events and by the esoteric need to place humanity in the Universe.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
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