land·​hold·​ing | \ ˈland-ˌhōl-diŋ How to pronounce landholding (audio) \

Definition of landholding

1 : the state or fact of holding or owning land
2 : property in land

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landholding adjective

Examples of landholding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This bottleneck is further complicated with the decreasing size of agricultural landholdings in the country. S Gopikrishna Warrier, Quartz India, "India’s Covid-19 relief package has environmental consequences," 27 May 2020 Fiennes is the conservation manager of the Holkham Estate, one of Britain’s most important private landholdings. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "Can Farming Make Space for Nature?," 10 Feb. 2020 Too many farmers rely on the most basic of technologies and own smaller landholdings that preclude economies of scale. Washington Post, "Here’s Why Farmers Matter So Much to India’s Modi," 1 Feb. 2019 The installation is the Navy's largest single landholding, representing 85% of the Navy's land for Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation (RDAT&E) use and 38% of the Navy's land holdings worldwide. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "Pilot dead in Navy fighter jet crash in California's Death Valley National Park," 1 Aug. 2019 The trust, established to dispose of the large landholdings of a defunct 19th century railroad, has an unusual structure dating back to the 1880s with a board operated by just three trustees who serve lifetime appointments. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Texas Pacific Land Trust settles heated proxy fight, lawsuit," 31 July 2019 The installation is the Navy’s largest single landholding, sprawling over 1.1 million acres, an area larger than Rhode Island. Paloma Esquivel,, "7.1 earthquake causes damage; more significant temblors likely," 6 July 2019 The chief stumbling block to agreement was the enormous western landholdings of some of the states. Thomas Wendel, National Review, "The Beginning of a Nation," 4 July 2019 Both the Queen and Prince Charles possess large semiprivate ancestral landholdings that serve as wellsprings of their wealth. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of landholding

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Landholding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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