[ free-hohl-der ]
/ ˈfriˌhoʊl dər /


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

1325–75; Middle English freholder (see free, holder); translation of Anglo-French fraunc tenaunt (see frank1, tenant) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for freeholder

/ (ˈfriːˌhəʊldə) /


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