land·​hold·​ing ˈland-ˌhōl-diŋ How to pronounce landholding (audio)
: the state or fact of holding or owning land
: property in land
landholding adjective

Examples of landholding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple’s lot was once part of the Belk family’s landholdings on the peninsula, BNN reported. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 27 Mar. 2024 That's the largest single landholding in the country, right? Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The Patels of Gujarat, for instance, are a prosperous and politically powerful rural caste who began in the late 1980s to transfer their rural landholdings into industrial investment. Kanchan Chandra, Foreign Affairs, 15 Mar. 2016 All the revenue comes from a farming operation on its desert landholdings. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 At a news conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Arkansas land Syngenta's subsidiary uses is for seed research and that its landholdings in northeast Arkansas are a major security concern. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 18 Oct. 2023 Antek’s ornery, new-widower dad, Maciej (Mirosław Baka) is the wealthiest man in the region, but refuses to hand over any part of his substantial landholdings to his children leaving his strapping son brooding and resentful. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 This money, which adjusted for inflation comes to approximately $1.1 million, allowed my ancestors to expand our landholdings, to start other businesses, and to move away. TIME, 5 Oct. 2023 The team found about 240 tribal nations, federally recognized, state recognized, or unrecognized, across the United States and Canada, that have been affected by the landholdings of Cornell, Jordan said. Rachel Hatzipanagos,, 10 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of landholding was in 1662

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“Landholding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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