a landlord who receives ground rent.
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How to use ground landlord in a sentence
"She evidently doesn't know yet that I'm the ground landlord," he reflected.The Squire's Daughter | Silas K(itto) Hocking
King Frost is the ground landlord, you know, and allows all her young things to sleep here and keep warm.The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy | Mabel Henriette Spielmann
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
For aught you know, Mr. Gabriel Chestermarke may be owner of that theatre—ground-landlord—part-proprietor—financier.The Chestermarke Instinct | J. S. Fletcher