Definition of agrarian:
- An agrarian law.
- One in favor of an equal division of landed property.
- 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.
- Wild; - said of plants growing in the fields.
Marcella, bright- eyed, erect, her thin right hand hanging over her knee, went avengingly into facts- the difference between landlords' villages and " open" villages; the agrarian experiments made by different great landlords; the advantage to the community, even from the Socialist point of view of a system which had preserved the land in great blocks, for the ultimate use of the State, as compared with a system like the French, which had for ever made Socialism impossible.- "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
When, in studying Roman history, he came upon the Agrarian laws and the times of the Gracchi, he composed an essay, in which with boyish impetuosity he defended the most revolutionary opinions, gaining for himself the nickname of " Franzelius Gracchus," which clung to him as long as he remained at school.- "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
- "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.