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[land-oh-ner] /ˈlændˌoʊ nər/
an owner or proprietor of land.
Origin of landowner
First recorded in 1725-35; land + owner
Related forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • Thereupon a man in a greatcoat, a landowner of La Palud, stepped forward.

  • Gaspard Vaillant had been a landowner near Civray, in Poitou.

  • Three times did this happen, and the landowner was reduced to poverty.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • I have plenty of fruit, and I take a landowner's pride in my fruit.

    Rene Mauperin

    Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • He sneers at one for supposing any landowner has money for "philanthropy" just now.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for landowner


a person who owns land
Derived Forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective
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