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landowner

[land-oh-ner] /ˈlændˌoʊ nər/
noun
1.
an owner or proprietor of land.
Origin of landowner
1725-1735
1725-35; land + owner
Related forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective
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  • It considers folkland as landownership by folkright—at common law, as might be said in modern legal speech.

  • While the element of scarcity is common to landownership and to monopoly, it differs in its operation.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Moreover, he exaggerates considerably the part played by landownership in the formation of industrial monopolies.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Its aim is extended industrial cooperation; socialism is a purely economic term, applying to landownership and productive capital.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • So much for the natural right of landownership as seen in the light of reason.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • The nobility had no longer the monopoly of landownership, and many bourgeois enriched by trade bought large estates.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • It leads to absurdity to use the word monopoly with reference to landownership indiscriminately.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • In opposition to it bookland appears as landownership derived from royal privilege.

British Dictionary definitions for landownership

landowner

/ˈlændˌəʊnə/
noun
1.
a person who owns land
Derived Forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective
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