land-poor
adjective Date: 1873 owning so much unprofitable or encumbered land as to lack funds to develop the land or pay the charges due on it

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  • land-poor — ☆ land poor [land′poor′ ] adj. owning land, often much land, but poor, or lacking ready money, because of high taxes on the land, its low yield, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Land-poor — a. Pecuniarily embarrassed through owning much unprofitable land. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land-poor — /land poor /, adj. in need of ready money while owning much land. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • land-poor — land′ poor adj. in need of ready money while owning much unremunerative land • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • land-poor — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : pecuniarily embarrassed through owning much unprofitable or encumbered land a thousand acres and we couldn t afford to buy a cow. Do you know what it means to be land poor Ellen Glasgow * * * /land poor /, adj. in need of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • land-poor — Term used to describe person that owns a substantial amount of land, but is nonetheless short of cash to pay bills because, for example, land is unproductive, market for crops depressed, etc …   Black's law dictionary

  • land-poor — Term used to describe person that owns a substantial amount of land, but is nonetheless short of cash to pay bills because, for example, land is unproductive, market for crops depressed, etc …   Black's law dictionary

  • land-poor — The condition of one whose ownership of land imposes a financial burden, being unproductive of net revenue. Matteson v Blackmer, 46 Mich 393, 397 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • poor — Synonyms and related words: DP, Lenten, Mickey Mouse, Spartan, abject, abominable, abstemious, against, amateurish, arrant, artless, ascetic, atrocious, attenuated, austere, awful, bad, badly off, bankrupt, bare handed, barren, base, beggared,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Land reform — Land reforms (also agrarian reform, though that can have a broader meaning) is an often controversial alteration in the societal arrangements whereby government administers possession and use of land. Land reform may consist of a government… …   Wikipedia

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