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ground landlord

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
a landlord who receives ground rent.
Origin of ground landlord
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20
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  • You are the ground landlord of some of the streets and squares we have already passed.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • "She evidently doesn't know yet that I'm the ground landlord," he reflected.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • Gregory was the son of a ground landlord, you know, and if he could raise himself to what he is now, anybody could.

    Upsidonia Archibald Marshall
  • The County Council should have power to tax the ground landlord, who now pays no rates at all directly.

  • It is also true that by an awkward and absurd convention I have to restore the old home to the ground landlord in 1941.

  • I suppose it is practically impossible for the ground landlord to see that the conditions are kept?

    The Sanitary Evolution of London

    Henry Lorenzo Jephson
  • King Frost is the ground landlord, you know, and allows all her young things to sleep here and keep warm.

    The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  • There were about twenty vans and tents in all; and each paid one shilling a week to the ground landlord.

    Gipsy Life George Smith

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