relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property:
agrarian laws.
pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups:
an agrarian movement.
composed of or pertaining to farmers:
an agrarian co-op.
rural; agricultural.
growing in fields; wild:
an agrarian plant.
a person who favors the equal division of landed property and the advancement of agricultural groups.
Contemporary Examples

And in agrarian Justice, he proposed taxing the landed rich to provide grants to young people and pensions to the elderly.
Palin’s Unlikely Hero Harvey J. Kaye November 16, 2009

This policy would have put Roosevelt in the same general category of agrarian reform as Stalin and Mao Tse-tung.
Why The Right Should Leave FDR Alone Conrad Black October 21, 2008

Historical Examples

Did not Cicero’s divine eloquence appear more popular than the agrarian law he attacked?
The Training of a Public Speaker Grenville Kleiser

The movement is politically nearly as strong in the agrarian districts as elsewhere.
Socialism John Spargo

He was one of the promoters of the agrarian association in Turin, and took an active part in the rising of 1848.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 2 Various

He was an agrarian, who wanted every man desirous to own a farm to have one.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 Various

Thus, though many of the burgesses may till the soil, the borough community is not an agrarian community.
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland

The agrarian question was regarded generally as one of the most urgent.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

An agrarian law, proposed by the tribune, C. Flaminius—whose name savours of the firebrand—was the cause of the outbreak.
The Comic History of Rome Gilbert Abbott Becket

But I trust your Christian principles are not about to make an agrarian of you?
Aurelian William Ware

of or relating to land or its cultivation or to systems of dividing landed property
of or relating to rural or agricultural matters
a person who favours the redistribution of landed property

1610s, “relating to the land,” from Middle French loy agrarienne “agrarian law,” from Latin Lex agraria, the Roman law for the division of conquered lands, from agrarius “of the land,” from ager (genitive agri) “a field,” from PIE *agro- (cf. Greek agros “field,” Gothic akrs, Old English æcer “field;” see acre). Meaning “having to do with cultivated land” first recorded 1792.


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