householder

noun
house·hold·er | \ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər, ˈhau̇-ˌsōl-\

Definition of householder 

: a person who occupies a house or tenement alone or as the head of a household

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In its announcement on Monday, the NDRC said householders would be charged according to the quantity and nature of their garbage. Michael Holtz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Beijing gets tough on trash," 5 July 2018 Also, by necessity, some officials are trying to clean up the island’s messy land registry, to help poor householders denied help by FEMA. The Economist, "America has let down its Puerto Rican citizens," 12 Apr. 2018 Amazon agreed to buy Ring, which makes video doorbells that enable householders to use their phones and computers to see who has come calling. The Economist, "Business this week," 1 Mar. 2018 Think of long-ago householders who buried pots in the embers of communal bake houses to braise overnight, low and slow. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Red beans made in the oven? Bake stews, chilis, too," 23 Jan. 2018 The householder had done the right thing & purchased one with a CE mark. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "One Family Learned the Hard Way That Elf on the Shelf Setups Can Be VERY Dangerous," 15 Dec. 2017 The official federal poverty line is based on food costs and adjusts for family size and age of householder. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "A family of 4 living on $2,000 a month? What poverty looks like in New Orleans," 13 Sep. 2017 Louisiana's immigrant children are more likely to live with a householder who did not graduate high school. Tammy Nunez, NOLA.com, "Homecoming 2017: Pope John Paul II High crowns its queen," 24 Oct. 2017 So far, just 1,000 householders and 300 catadores have downloaded Cataki, but Mr Mundano has plans to spread it beyond Brazil, starting in other Latin American countries. The Economist, "Modernising Brazil’s waste-picking trade," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of householder

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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householder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of householder

: someone who lives in a house, apartment, etc.

householder

noun
house·hold·er | \ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər \

Kids Definition of householder

: a person who lives in a dwelling alone or as the head of a household

householder

noun
house·hold·er | \ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər \

Legal Definition of householder 

: a person who occupies a house alone or as head of a household specifically : one who makes a declaration of homestead

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