land reform

noun

Definition of land reform

: measures designed to effect a more equitable distribution of agricultural land especially by governmental action also : the resulting redistribution

Examples of land reform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some on Twitter took pleasure in posting pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong who during his land reform campaign killed as many as 7 million people. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The projects Germany agreed to fund will cover areas such as land reform, including land purchases, rural infrastructure, water supply and vocational training. BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2021 The projects Germany will now fund are expected to stretch over a 30-year period and will cover areas such as land reform, including land purchases, agriculture, rural infrastructure, water supply and vocational training. Geir Moulson, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 The projects Germany will now fund are expected to stretch over a 30-year period and will cover areas such as land reform, including land purchases, agriculture, rural infrastructure, water supply and vocational training. Geir Moulson, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 Not to mention misguided initiatives such as the 1980s land reform in El Salvador. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 The novel also touches on land reform, cricket, and religious tension, in playful, inventive language and sometimes with laugh-out-loud humor. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 Lata's interpersonal drama takes place against the backdrop of India's first general election, as well as religious conflict and land reform. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 30 Oct. 2020 The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5 billion for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated by the government during the chaotic land reform program of 1997/8. Misheck Mutize, Quartz Africa, 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of land reform

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Land reform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20reform. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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