landholder

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

Definition of landholder

: a holder or owner of land

Examples of landholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In fact, the ordinance on Zone 9 will remove any preservation oversight of Brown, which is the largest landholder and the most aggressive developer in that new zone. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Oct. 2021 According to a series of Romanian media reports, Petrescu kept a low profile in his daily life, but was a major landholder in Bucharest. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 According to a series of Romanian media reports, Petrescu kept a low profile in his daily life, but was a major landholder in Bucharest. Chico Harlan, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2021 Or why a large landholder farther south is thinking of planting a solar array on his fields rather than the thirsty almonds that delivered steady profit for years. New York Times, 28 June 2021 Nature is returning, albeit in a careful compromise with landholders, who are slowly learning when to push and when to hold back. Christopher Preston, The Atlantic, 9 Apr. 2020 Other parking lots near stations are owned by private landholders, smaller regional transit agencies, or municipalities that host the stations. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2019 Headquartered in Fairbanks, Doyon is the largest private landholder in Alaska. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of landholder

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Landholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landholder. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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landholder

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