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

Definition of landholder

: a holder or owner of land

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One of the largest urban university landholders is New York University, which owns or occupies 171 buildings covering roughly 15 million square feet, estimated to be worth $15 billion, and has plans in place to add 2 million more square feet. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Universities, chasing the startup economy, reshape urban real estate," 7 Aug. 2018 The Global Witness report likewise criticized Brazilian President Michel Temer’s administration for rolling back environmental protections and cutting funding for institutions that promote rights of indigenous people and small landholders. Sarah Dilorenzo, The Seattle Times, "Group: Land activist murders keep rising, 2017 deadliest yet," 23 July 2018 Telangana, for instance, has introduced direct cash payments to landholders, a project that could lead to the phasing out of less efficient subsidies. The Economist, "India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them," 12 July 2018 Still, the aging of US agricultural landholders does offer potential opportunities. Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation, "New farmers squeezed out as development alters U.S. landscape," 16 May 2018 The average age of US farmers – and agricultural landholders – has been steadily rising, to the point where today many are looking to secure a comfortable retirement. Carey L. Biron, The Christian Science Monitor, "Development transforms US rural landscape, pricing out farmers," 16 May 2018 Her father was a professor at Columbia University , a writer and a landholder; her mother descended from an old Dutch family that had settled Hudson Street in Hartford. Marie Lavendier,, "The Lioness And The King: Was Mark Twain's Secretary A Treasure? Or 'A Salacious Slut'?," 29 Apr. 2018 In Queensland, landholders have been accused of poisoning kangaroos and erecting fences to prevent them from reaching water. The Economist, "The culling of kangaroos divides Australia," 15 Mar. 2018 There were some court cases, but only the largest landholders with the best legal representation were compensated. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who owns land


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