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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agrarian  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agrarian  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agrarian 
  adj  :  "an  agrarian  (or  agricultural)  society";  "farming 
  communities"  [syn:  {agricultural},  {farming(a)}] 




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