an economy based on agriculture which is produced by family units
noun 1. a peasant who owns land, especially the land he or she tills.
[pez-uh n-tree] /ˈpɛz ən tri/ noun 1. collectively. 2. the status or character of a . /ˈpɛzəntrɪ/ noun 1. peasants as a class 2. conduct characteristic of peasants 3. the status of a peasant n. 1550s, from peasant + -ry.
[pez-uh nt] /ˈpɛz ənt/ noun 1. a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank. 2. a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial means. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of peasants or their traditions, way […]
/ˈpɛzəntɪ/ adjective 1. having qualities ascribed to traditional country life or people; simple or unsophisticated 2. crude, awkward, or uncouth