American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

Author: Noah Webster


AGRA’RIAN, a. [L. agrarius, from ager, a field.]

Relating to lands. appropriately, denoting or pertaining to an equal division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands equally among all the citizens, limiting the quantity which each might enjoy. Authors sometimes use the word as a noun; an agrarian, for agrarian law.

An agrarian distribution of land or property, would make the rich, poor, but would not make the poor, rich.