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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • An English landholder cries; Let us oppose the invasion of French corn.

  • The landholder in Virginia became then in effect a freehold tenant of the King.

    Mother Earth W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
  • He'll go and cut his own nose off as a landholder, and never know.

  • When this decision reached the landholder, he was considerably disappointed.

  • And I went forward till I came to the orange-bushes by the landholder's house.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • I said: 'From my bed, where I have so long lain sick because of the landholder.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • It was I who suffered at the hands of the landholder, and I am come to make ready the case.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • It's the right view for a landholder to take, in my opinion.

    The Graftons Archibald Marshall
  • But let the landholder mark how the change has operated to produce his ruin.

    Cottage Economy

    William Cobbett
  • On my word, you're rigged out like a landholder of Ile Saint-Louis!

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