freeholder

[free-hohl-der]

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.

Nearby words

  1. freefall,
  2. freefone,
  3. freegan,
  4. freehand,
  5. freehold,
  6. freeing port,
  7. freekeh,
  8. freelance,
  9. freelancer,
  10. freeload

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

noun

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