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 among citizens.

His Grace's landed possessions are irresistibly inviting to an agrarian experiment. Burke.

2. Bot.

Wild; -- said of plants growing in the fields.

 

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A*gra"ri*an, n.

1.

One in favor of an equal division of landed property.

2.

An agrarian law.

[R.]

An equal agrarian is perpetual law. Harrington.

 

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