- a landlord who receives ground rent.
Origin of ground landlord
First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for ground landlord
We pitch our tents where we will, but are not afraid of a ground-landlord.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4
George W. M. Reynolds
The potent name of Ladbroke appears in these proceedings as the ground-landlord.Cremorne and the Later London Gardens
And right she was, when the premises were hers, and she had bought out even the Ground-landlord.
The next step was to interest the Duke of Bedford—as the ground-landlord of that part of London—in the scheme.The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward
Janet Penrose Trevelyan