householder

[ hous-hohl-der, -ohl- ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌhoʊl dər, -ˌoʊl- /

noun

a person who holds title to or occupies a house.
the head of a family.

Nearby words

  1. household gods,
  2. household knight,
  3. household name,
  4. household troops,
  5. household word,
  6. househusband,
  7. housekeep,
  8. housekeeper,
  9. housekeeping,
  10. housel

Origin of householder

First recorded in 1350–1400, householder is from the Middle English word housholdere. See house, holder

Related formshouse·hold·er·ship, nounnon·house·hold·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for householder

householder

/ (ˈhaʊsˌhəʊldə) /

noun

a person who owns or rents a house
Derived Formshouseholdership, noun

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