- a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
- a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
- a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
- a landowner.
Origin of landlord
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Examples from the Web for landlord
To make matters worse, Kromah says his landlord has given him an eviction notice.This Man Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola and His Community Wants Him Gone
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And people searching to take over a lease can select “landlord approved” apartments to streamline the process.From a Broken Lease, a Dream NYC Home
September 17, 2014
Noor was in the summer camp workshops the day the landlord predator was discovered and ejected.The Young Girls Escaping the ISIS War
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“I was warned by my landlord to leave his house before someone burns it down because of my gay work and sexuality,” he says.Uganda Gays Face New Wave of Fear Under Anti-Gay Bill
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One landlord even paid somebody to hurl a Molotov cocktail into an apartment just to smoke out tenants and jack up rents.The Celebrity You've Never Heard Of
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Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.Sunday under Three Heads
Then the gardener gave his message, to which the landlord replied, "It is all right."Rico and Wiseli
The temptation of this ready cash often blinds the landlord to his future interest.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
But I persuaded them out of the notion, and the landlord went clear.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The landlord told her there was such a gentleman, but he had not seen him for some days.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
- a man who owns and leases property
- a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
- British archaic the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord
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