householder

noun house·hold·er \ ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər , ˈhau̇-ˌsōl- \
Updated on: 16 Mar 2018

Definition of householder

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

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First Known Use of householder

14th century


HOUSEHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

householder

Definition of householder for English Language Learners

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


HOUSEHOLDER Defined for Kids

householder

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

Definition of householder for Students

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

Law Dictionary

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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