- 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.
Origin of freeholder
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Related Wordsproprietor, lessor, squire, innkeeper, saw, freeholder, hotelkeeper, hotelier, owner, holder, possessor, proprietary, servant, assistant, clerk, commoner, farmer, subordinate, churl, attendant
Examples from the Web for freeholder
Christie returned to his post as Freeholder to finish out his term, and then lost his reelection campaign.This Civil War Reenactor Controls Christie’s Fate
March 5, 2014
“The first freeholder board 20 years to cut taxes,” Christopher said.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election
January 23, 2014
In the midst of his success, he decided to run for assembly, even though he had not served out his first term as freeholder.The One Who Got Away
October 5, 2011
But hard, incessant work was the lot of tenant and freeholder alike.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
Bonnet-laird, a small proprietor or freeholder who farms his own land.St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
This paper, however, does not give "Freeholder's" questions.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
We have given every freeholder the privilege to destroy his farm.
Abel cast a glance of contempt on the freeholder, but did not condescend to reply.Three Courses and a Dessert
- property law a person in possession of a freehold building or estate in land
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