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RURAL. That which relates to the country, as rural servitudes. See Urban.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The necessity of ruralizing the city, in particular for
The time has now come to think about ruralizing the major cities" (Cerda, 1999, page 129, original emphasis).
In this line of argument we can locate the early Berry, and especially Vining and Strauss, who formulate this more ruralizing counterurban theory, demographically and culturally.