land·​own·​er ˈland-ˌō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio)
: an owner of land
landownership noun
landowning adjective or noun

Examples of landowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Case is now the state’s second-largest billionaire landowner with 57,400 acres, including his 35,170-acre Grove Farm on Kauai, which leases out land for sustainable development projects. Phoebe Liu, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 Attorneys and others who work to help landowners gain clear title to their land say that for decades, countless Black property owners simply passed their land on to heirs through word of mouth. Patrice Gaines, NBC News, 16 Feb. 2024 Crawley accessed a slave schedule compiled by landowner Thomas Taylor Stark in the mid-1800s. Tracy Scott Forson, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Feb. 2024 Ludvig has planted his settlement on a stretch of acreage that a nearby landowner and local judge, Frederik de Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg), fancies his own. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 But other, small-scale landowners wonder just how much their own interests are being addressed by the agenda of figures like Mr. Rousseau. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Feb. 2024 Ludvig has planted his settlement on a stretch that a nearby landowner and local judge, Frederik de Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg) fancies his own. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 The rural legacy program aims to preserve agricultural land by paying willing landowners to permanently retire the development potential of their land located in these areas. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024 All conservation easements held by the Minnesota Land Trust are perpetual, applying to the current owner and all future landowners, Ostlie said. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of landowner was circa 1733

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“Landowner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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land·​own·​er ˈlan-ˌdō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio)
: an owner of land
landowning adjective
landownership noun
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