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English definition of “landless”


adjective     /ˈlændləs/
ECONOMICS, PROPERTY used to describe people who do not have any land for farming, or who are prevented from owning the land that they farm: The government has acquired large blocks of farmland for the resettlement of landless peasants.
(Definition of landless adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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