freeholder

[ free-hohl-der ]
/ ˈfriˌhoʊl dər /

noun

the owner of a freehold.
(in some U.S. counties) a registered voter who owns local property and has been a local resident for a specified length of time.

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Origin of freeholder

1325–75; Middle English freholder (see free, holder); translation of Anglo-French fraunc tenaunt (see frank1, tenant)
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freeholder
/ (ˈfriːˌhəʊldə) /

noun

property law a person in possession of a freehold building or estate in land
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