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 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, "Conservationists No Longer Agree on What ‘Wild’ Means," 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, "Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials say they are considering adding parking spaces but caution that it makes sense only at certain stations.," 31 Dec. 2019 Headquartered in Fairbanks, Doyon is the largest private landholder in Alaska. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Doyon announces partnership with Hilcorp to explore for gas, oil on its lands," 10 Dec. 2019 After the fall of Communism, Mr. Angyan made the case that small landholders could keep villages alive through sustainable practices. Benjamin Novak, New York Times, "The Money Farmers: How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions," 3 Nov. 2019 In 2015, the county and the city of Poway entered into an agreement to jointly seek funding to expand the Iron Mountain Preserve and to purchase from private landholders roughly 800 acres in the area for a future tunnel beneath Highway 67. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County purchasing land near Iron Mountain," 8 Aug. 2019 The sessions are intended for municipalities, school districts, parks, corporate campuses and other large landholders, rather than homeowners. cleveland.com, "Upcoming workshops help large landowners control invasive plants without chemicals," 1 Aug. 2019 In 2015, the county and the City of Poway entered into an agreement to jointly seek funding to expand the Iron Mountain Preserve and to purchase from private landholders roughly 800 acres in the area, which includes the 160 acres. J. Harry Jones, Ramona Sentinel, "County closer to buying 160 acres of open space," 15 July 2019 The giant forest products company is one of the largest private landholders in the United States. Fortune, "Weyerhaeuser," 1 July 2019

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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 28 May. 2020.

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landholder

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English Language Learners Definition of landholder

: a person who owns land

landholder

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

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