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Owning or having no land.

land′less·ness n.
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(ˈlænd lɪs)

without landed property.
[before 1000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.landless - owning no land; "the landless peasantry"
landed - owning or consisting of land or real estate; "the landed gentry"; "landed property"
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A. ADJ [peasant] → sin tierras
B. NPL the landlesslos campesinos sin tierra
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adjsans terre
landless peasants → des paysans sans terre
the landless → les sans terre mpl
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References in classic literature ?
I have spoken with my two wards, Neville and Helena Landless, on the subject of their defective education, and they give in to the plan proposed; as I should have taken good care they did, whether they liked it or not."'
Crisparkle called with his mother upon Miss Twinkleton, to arrange for the reception of Miss Helena Landless at the Nuns' House, the two other invitations having reference to that establishment were proffered and accepted.
Honeythunder to dinner, with a troubled mind (for the discomfiture of the dear old china shepherdess lay heavy on it), and gave his arm to Helena Landless. Both she and her brother, as they walked all together through the ancient streets, took great delight in what he pointed out of the Cathedral and the Monastery ruin, and wondered--so his notes ran on--much as if they were beautiful barbaric captives brought from some wild tropical dominion.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Thus the Durbeyfields, once d'Urbervilles, saw descending upon them the destiny which, no doubt, when they were among the Olympians of the county, they had caused to descend many a time, and severely enough, upon the heads of such landless ones as they themselves were not.
that of Jean the Landless? Where is the staircase, from which Charles VI.
Born in 1976, Akeela Naz works for the rights of landless peasants in Punjab.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the Northern Pakistan, approximately 50,000 landless pastoralists are entirely dependent on herding of animals for their livelihood.
However, Khairabeb in November 2018 resigned from Swapo and joined the Landless People's Movement shortly after its formation into a political party.
According to a World Bank Report this group of countries on the globe is distinguished for having almost 90% of their rural population falling in the categories of either landless labour or those having uneconomic farm holdings, thus placing almost 80% of their rural population at the threshold of poverty.
ISLAMABAD -- Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection would facilitate extreme poor under housing scheme by creating homes for at least 10,000 orphans, establishing Panahgahs in several major cities and giving homes to landless farmers through interest free loans.
The extractive colonial rural administrative system implemented in the subcontinent relied on large landowners and landed peasants, but a vast number of landless rural households remained neglected and dispossessed.