Definition of agrarius, agrarius
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LNS
āgrārius, āgrāriī
(agrārius, agrāriī)
agrarius
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. those who urged the agrarian laws, and sought the possession of public land, the partisans of the agrarian laws
Abbreviations
ā^grārius, a, um, adj. ager, of or pertaining to land; hence, Adj.: cum operario agrario, Vulg. Eccli. 37, 13.

—But in class. Lat. a legal term: Agrariae leges, agrarian laws, relating to the division of public lands among the poorer citizens, first proposed about 268 A. U. C., Liv. 2, 41; 4. 36; 48; 6, 11; Tac. A. 4, 32 al.; v. Smith's Dict. Antiq., and cf. Nieb. Rom. Hist. 2, 188; 197; 482; 490 al.; with particular appellations from their authors, Flaminii, Sempronia, Thoria, Rulli, Flavii, Philippi, Plotia, Caesaris Julia, etc.

—Hence, agrariam rem tentare, to urge a division of public lands, Cic. Off. 2, 22, 78: Triumvir agrarius, superintendent of the division of public lands, Liv. 27, 21: agrariae stationes, in milit. lang., outposts, Amm. 14, 3; Veg. Mil. 1, 3.

—In the Pandects: agraria via, a way through the fields, private way, Dig. 43, 8, 2.

— Subst.: ā^grārii, ōrum, m., those who urged the agrarian laws, and sought the possession of public land, the partisans of the agrarian laws: Gracchus, qui agrarios concitare conatus est, Cic. Cat. 4, 2; id. Phil. 7, 6; Liv. 3, 1.
 
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