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freeholder

[free-hohl-der]
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noun
  1. the owner of a freehold.
  2. (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

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