land·own·er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər \

Definition of landowner 

: an owner of land

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Other words from landowner

landownership \ˈland-ˌō-nər-ˌship \ noun
landowning \ˈland-ˌō-niŋ \ adjective or noun

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Funding is in next year’s state budget and California’s cap-and-trade program. •Doing more outreach to private landowners to promote vegetation removal, per Brown’s executive order., "Wine Country fires: What has changed to reduce risk," 17 June 2018 Decades ago, trail skeptics said the abandoned railroad line should be sold off piecemeal to adjacent landowners. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "His namesake bridge cost $2M but carries only hikers and bikers," 1 June 2018 Meteor is the largest private landowner in the state with vast timber holdings in the north. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Judge invalidates DNR permit for controversial Wisconsin sand processing plant," 4 May 2018 Like many taxing issues (no pun intended) this one’s chock full of complexities: figuring ETRs (effective tax rates) on various per thousand cubic feet of gas; impact on royalties to landowners, and so on. John Baer,, "Gov. Wolf: once more to the (gas) well | Clout," 1 May 2018 San Antonio residents over the last few decades have voted to dedicate a portion of the sales tax funds collected to pay fees to landowners over the Edwards Aquifer to maintain their aquifer friendly land use practices. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Explore the ‘secret gardens’ of King William," 27 Apr. 2018 The appeals court argued that past rulings have found that under the Constitution's 5th amendment, the government can't take actions that take the value of private property without paying just compensation to the landowner. Mark Schleifstein,, "Federal appeals court tosses key post-Katrina ruling awarding damages in St. Bernard, Lower 9," 20 Apr. 2018 Unexploded bombs are so prevalent that the city offers a free service to landowners who are seeking to build: a team of researchers will examine old aerial photos and data to determine whether a property may have once been bombed. Christopher F. Schuetze, New York Times, "Thousands Evacuated in Berlin After World War II Bomb Is Found," 20 Apr. 2018 The Indiana Legislature is considering a change to the law that will allow the commissioners to give these parcels to adjacent landowners. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Commissioners could soon clear small parcels from their rolls," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of landowner

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land


land·own·er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər \

Kids Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land

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