Definition of Smallholding

1. Noun. A piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation.

Definition of Smallholding

1. Noun. (British) A piece of land, smaller than a farm, used for the cultivation of vegetables or the breeding of animals ¹

2. Noun. (American) A small plantation or land with a small number of slaves (generally 19 or less). Contrasted with ''middling plantation'' (20-49 slaves) and ''large plantation'' (50+ and owned by planters). ¹

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Definition of Smallholding

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smallholding

smaller posterior rectus muscle of head
smallest cardiac veins
smallest common multiple
smallest common multiples
smallest room
smallest room in the house
smallest scalene muscle
smallest splanchnic nerve
smalleye hammerhead
smallholding (current term)
smallpox blanket

Literary usage of Smallholding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime: The Creation of Private Property in by Stephen F. Williams (2006)
"In so far as there is merely a local inter-connection among these smallholding peasants, and the identity of their interests begets no community, ..."

2. Indonesia's Fires and Haze: The Cost of Catastrophe by David Glover, Timothy Jessup (1999)
"TABLE 3.13 illustrates the yields that were recorded from this smallholding. One interesting observation is that haze has a delayed effect on oil palm crops ..."

3. Rural Denmark and Its Schools by Harold Waldstein Foght (1915)
"In the left foreground is a complete model smallholding of seven areas. ... The model smallholding of seven acres deserves a few words in passing. ..."

4. Unequal Protection: The State Response to Violent Crime on South African Farms by Human Rights Watch (Organization)., Human Rights Watch (Organization (2001)
"There is no definition of either "farm" or "smallholding," which in itself ... People living on this type of smallholding are particularly vulnerable: ..."

5. Gardens: Their Form and Design by Frances Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (1919)
"The importance of continued vigilance on a smallholding has been brought much to my notice lately because I have joined forces with Mrs. Peete Musgrave in ..."

6. Landscapes of Cyprus by Geoff Daniel (2004)
"The track soon reverts to dirt and follows the gorge, passing a smallholding with noisy loose dogs. Ignore all tracks off left and right to groves and the ..."

7. Alternative Coca Reduction Strategies in the Andean Region (1994)
"Then, as now, smallholding fanners frequently undercut large estates, ... As a result, smallholding farmers became heavily dependent on off-farm sources of ..."

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