- agrarian (adj.) 1610s, "relating to the land," from M.Fr. loy agrarienne "agrarian law," from L. Lex agraria, the Roman law for the division of conquered lands, from agrarius "of the land," from ager (gen. agri) "a field," from PIE *agro- (Cf. Gk. agros "field," Goth. akrs, O.E. æcer "field;" see ACRE (Cf. acre)). Meaning "having to do with cultivated land" first recorded 1792.
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agrarian — AGRARIÁN, Ă, agrarieni, e, adj. (Rar) Agrar. [pr.: ri an] – Din fr. agrarien. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 AGRARIÁN adj. v. agrar, agricol. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime agrarián … Dicționar Român
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Agrarian — A*gra ri*an, a. [L. agrarius, fr. ager field.] 1. Pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure; esp., relating to an equal or equitable division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Agrarian — A*gra ri*an, n. 1. One in favor of an equal division of landed property. [1913 Webster] 2. An agrarian law. [R.] [1913 Webster] An equal agrarian is perpetual law. Harrington. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
agrarian — [ə grer′ē ən] adj. [< L agrarius < ager, a field: see ACRE] 1. relating to land or to the ownership or division of land 2. of agriculture or farmers generally 3. promoting land reform or the interests of farmers n. a person who advocates… … English World dictionary
agrarian — adj. Having to do with land and agriculture. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 … Law dictionary
agrarian — [adj] concerning land, farming agricultural, natural, peasant, rural, rustic, uncultivated, undomesticated; concept 536 … New thesaurus
agrarian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to agriculture. ORIGIN Latin agrarius, from ager field … English terms dictionary
agrarian — I. adjective Etymology: Latin agrarius, from agr , ager field more at acre Date: 1600 1. of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure 2. a. of, relating to, or characteristic of farmers or their way of life < agrarian values > b. organized… … New Collegiate Dictionary