landholding

noun
land·​hold·​ing | \ˈland-ˌhōl-diŋ \

Definition of landholding 

1 : the state or fact of holding or owning land

2 : property in land

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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 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 Taxes on the sale of land, in contrast, are hefty, which is one reason for the failure to consolidate landholdings. The Economist, "India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them," 12 July 2018 Electables often have large landholdings or other wealth, or are religious leaders. Saeed Shah, WSJ, "Pakistan Vote to Turn on Pivotal Province," 8 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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