Definition of landlessness in US English:

landlessness

noun

  • See landless

    • ‘The panel will examine general patterns of land ownership and landlessness.’
    • ‘The percentage of landlessness was very high - 47 per cent among the families of the villages surveyed.’
    • ‘Therefore, increasing landlessness (even in terms of occupancy holdings) of the rural population may also lead to less employment generation in agriculture.’
    • ‘But with poverty and landlessness forcing many villagers and internal refugees elsewhere in Cambodia to move back into mined areas, the need for clearance teams has seldom been stronger.’
    • ‘Displacement of families owing to development projects, unemployment and landlessness force the migrant to sell his child for labour.’