land·​own·​er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio) \

Definition of landowner

: an owner of land

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Other Words from landowner

landownership \ ˈland-​ˌō-​nər-​ˌship How to pronounce landownership (audio) \ noun
landowning \ ˈland-​ˌō-​niŋ How to pronounce landowning (audio) \ adjective or noun

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Now, under the new rule, the incentives of landowners will be better aligned with the interests of at-risk species. Shawn Regan, National Review, "The New Endangered-Species Regulations Are Good for Species," 12 Sep. 2019 For historic districts, require approval by 51% of landowners before an application is filed. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "After Tom’s Diner controversy, Denver leaders reconsider historic landmark law," 4 Sep. 2019 He was raised in a family of wealthy landowners who held property in the southern region of Puglia. Anna Momigliano,, "Ugo Sansonetti, who won track medals into his 90s, dies at 100," 20 Aug. 2019 But a new group of black landowners soon established themselves. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.," 15 July 2019 The decision was made in Nov. 2017 when a park board primarily made up of traditional landowners vowed to ban climbing of the dramatic rock formation in recognition of its sacredness to Aboriginal people. Fox News, "Tourists flock to Uluru before ban, straining sacred site," 12 July 2019 Federal regulators rejected the project’s license in 2016, saying the former owners had not demonstrated sufficient public need for the facility to overcome the impact of landowners affected by the pipeline., "Oregon offers extensive critique of fed’s environmental analysis of Jordan Cove LNG in Coos Bay," 9 July 2019 Farmhands toil dawn to dusk for the equivalent of about $12 a day in the fields of wealthy landowners. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Death at the border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of them children, succumb to heat in Texas," 8 July 2019 But a congressional committee full of landowners blocked the appointment. The Economist, "Filipino farmers are fighting—and dying—for land to till," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of landowner

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landowner was circa 1733

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English Language Learners Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land


land·​own·​er | \ ˈland-ˌō-nər How to pronounce landowner (audio) \

Kids Definition of landowner

: a person who owns land

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