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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for land-holder


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