landholding

noun
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

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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, latimes.com, "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 Since the 1960s the average landholding has withered from 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres) to 1.1 (see bottom chart)—about one and a half football pitches. The Economist, "India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them," 12 July 2018 The company started out in 1963 as a timber and real estate management company for Duke Energy’s landholdings, known as Crescent Resources. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Why a major Charlotte developer is selling itself to a Japanese forestry company," 28 Apr. 2018 The company started out in 1963 as a timber and real estate management company for Duke Energy’s landholdings, known as Crescent Resources. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Why a major Charlotte developer is selling itself to a Japanese forestry company," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of landholding

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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