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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In 2012 and again in 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that landowners could sue to challenge Environmental Protection Agency decisions to protect wetlands. Tony James, WSJ, "Go for Growth, Fellow Dems," 28 June 2018 According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, landowners in Spring Arbor Township contacted the agency earlier this month after an ill-looking deer died on their property. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "'Zombie deer' found in Michigan's Jackson County," 21 June 2018 Within the last year, several landowners in the 1,000-acre Hobart Nature District have removed brush and invasive species and replaced them with native seedlings and plants, done erosion control and installed signs and boulders. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Work continues on Hobart Nature District," 25 May 2018 Alas, London in 1993 had absolutely no dancing sailors or emotionally repressed landowners. Caitlin Moran, The Cut, "How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good Men," 5 July 2018 Private landowners and businesses located along the San Diego River pledged on Wednesday their support for the city’s unprecedented campaign to cleanup of the waterway, which has long been plagued by trash and homeless camps. Cliff Kapono,, "City partners with private and public groups to clean up San Diego River," 11 July 2018 Even registered landowners and their families must clear military checkpoints to enter, and visitors need to obtain special passes. Yun-hwan Chae, WSJ, "Hot Property in Korea: Great View of the DMZ, May Have Land Mines," 7 June 2018 In 1973, state lawmakers set out to limit the use of riprap by allowing only landowners on beachfront properties developed with homes, businesses or utility lines before Jan. 1, 1977, to install riprap if no other viable alternative exists., "Decks now collapsing on Oregon beach house at center of riprap battle," 27 Apr. 2018 Following a nearly four-hour hearing, the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission voted 4-3 to approve a request by landowners to expand the city's sphere of influence by more than 1,100 acres to the south near Highway 99 and Kammerer Road. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "Regional panel approves proposal to expand Elk Grove urban boundary | The Sacramento Bee," 7 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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