land·​hold·​er ˈland-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce landholder (audio)
: a holder or owner of land

Examples of landholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wrongful death complaint, filed Monday in state Second Circuit Court, is the first against the state and the landholder, Bishop Estate, related to the Aug. 8 inferno, which killed 115 people, left more than 300 missing and destroyed the historic town of Lahaina. Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News, 5 Sep. 2023 Many Black farmers often work land that has been passed down over generations via inheritance, but without a clear title, leaving the landholders unable in many instances to qualify for government assistance, equipment financing or agriculture programs. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 13 June 2023 This appealed to Benedict, who was one of the first landholders in Pennsylvania to sign up to the program. Marcello Rossi, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2023 Private ranchers are by far the biggest landholders of the Central Valley’s remaining vernal pools. Christopher Intagliata, Scientific American, 8 May 2023 Central Romana, which is the largest landholder and employer in the Dominican Republic, exports more than 200 million pounds of sugar to the United States each year. Ana Swanson, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Nor did Stuart Wyliie, president and CEO of Graham Cos., a large landholder that plans its own mixed-use development directly to the south of American Dream Miami, with 2,000 apartment units targeted to mall employees. Ron Hurtibise,, 18 Sep. 2021 Don Bailey estimated the price likely would have been closer to $2.4 million and recalled family members dealing with a private landholder rather than the foundation. Ray Long, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2022 Just south of Kern County and north of Los Angeles, Tejon Ranch Co., another historic landholder-turned-developer, has been fighting for decades to build a community of more than 19,000 homes. Jill Cowan, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landholder was in the 15th century

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“Landholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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land·​hold·​er ˈland-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce landholder (audio)

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