Definition of peasantization in US English:

peasantization

(also peasantisation)

noun

  • Transformation into a peasant society, or peasant economy; the process or result of becoming peasant in nature.

Origin

1920s. Either from peasantize + -ation, or from peasant + -ization, perhaps after Russian okrest′janivanie from o-, prefix forming verbs and nouns denoting process or completion + krest′jan-, stem of krest′janin peasant + -ivanie, suffix forming nouns denoting process.

Pronunciation

peasantization

/ˌpɛzntʌɪˈzeɪʃn/