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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Husbandman  \Hus"band*man\,  n.;  pl  {Husbandmen}. 
  1.  The  master  of  a  family.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  farmer;  a  cultivator  or  tiller  of  the  ground. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  husbandman 
  n  :  a  person  who  operates  a  farm  [syn:  {farmer},  {granger},  {sodbuster}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Husbandman 
  one  whose  business  it  is  to  cultivate  the  ground.  It  was  one  of 
  the  first  occupations,  and  was  esteemed  most  honourable  (Gen. 
  9:20;  26:12,  14;  37:7,  etc.).  All  the  Hebrews,  except  those 
  engaged  in  religious  services,  were  husbandmen.  (See  {AGRICULTURE}.) 
 




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