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  • noun Plural form of husbandman.


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  • (which were such as we call husbandmen) paid each a cock and a hen, besides a small rent in money, for a toft and one bovate of land, held of the Priory of Thurgarton.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide John Ashton

  • I have already remarked that the land ought to belong to those who possess arms and have a share in the government, and that the husbandmen ought to be a class distinct from them; and I have determined what should be the extent and nature of the territory.

    Politics Aristotle 2002

  • One element is the food-producing class, who are called husbandmen; a second, the class of mechanics who practice the arts without which a city cannot exist; of these arts some are absolutely necessary, others contribute to luxury or to the grace of life.

    Politics Aristotle 2002

  • : Or, the Lord whom they killed, came immediately rising from the dead, and brought to an evil end those wicked husbandmen, and gave up His vineyard to other husbandmen, that is, to the Apostles.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew 1225?-1274 1842

  • This vineyard He committed to husbandmen, that is, to the people that was before us, both priests and laity, and went into a far country, by His departure giving opportunity to the husbandmen.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew 1225?-1274 1842

  • Theophylact: The Lord of the vineyard then is the Father of the Son who was slain, and the Son Himself is He who was slain, who will destroy those husbandmen, by giving them up to the Romans, and who will give the people to other husbandmen, that is, to the Apostles.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark 1225?-1274 1842

  • On that day the husbandmen were admitted, without distinction, to the table of the king and his satraps.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1206

  • We have already said, that the landed property ought to belong to the military and those who partake of the government of the state; and that therefore the husbandmen should be a separate order of people; and how large and of what nature the country ought to be: we will first treat of the division of the land, and of the husbandmen, how many and of what sort they ought to be; since we by no means hold that property ought to be common, as some persons have said, only thus far, in friendship, it [1330a] should be their custom to let no citizen want subsistence.

    Politics: A Treatise on Government 384 BC-322 BC Aristotle

  • The dispossessed "husbandmen" now find themselves without land or money and turn instead to theft.

    The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind James Boyle

  • They employ also a great number of manufacturers and tradesmen, and lastly the class of laboring husbandmen.

    “Coarsening.” - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState 2009


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