householder

noun

house·​hold·​er ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce householder (audio)
ˈhau̇-ˌsōl-
: a person who occupies a house or tenement alone or as the head of a household

Examples of householder in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of householder was in the 14th century

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“Householder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/householder. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

householder

noun
house·​hold·​er ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce householder (audio)
ˈhau̇-ˌsōl-
: one who lives in a dwelling alone or as the head of a household

Legal Definition

householder

noun
house·​hold·​er ˈhau̇s-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce householder (audio)
: 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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