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[land-hohl-der] /ˈlændˌhoʊl dər/
a holder, owner, or occupant of land.
Origin of landholder
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at land, holder
Related forms
landholding, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • And one time he appeared in the shape of a land-holder to two men, Ribh and Eocho, that were looking for a place to settle in.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • It made him a sort of a land-holder on the spot, and one who had nothing to pay for ten years to come.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • Subsequently it was used in England to denote a land-holder who was of free but not of noble birth.

  • After a few years of hard, labor and strict economy a land-holder was indebted to Daymon the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.

    Pen Pictures B. F. Craig
  • If he was a land-holder, if all his children were Catholics, he was obliged to divide the land equally between them.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
British Dictionary definitions for land-holder


a person who owns or occupies land
Derived Forms
land-holding, adjective, noun
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