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
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b. organized or designed to promote agricultural interests <
an agrarian political party
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<
agrarian reforms
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II. noun Date: 1818 a member of an agrarian party or movement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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