Origin of innholder

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at inn, holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of innholder

  • The innholder knew the public men of the country, for they had partaken of his sumptuous dinners, and had lodged at his inn.

  • In 1674 he was allowed by the town to sell beer and give entertainment, and in 1682 he was licensed as an innholder.

  • He was a German innholder, and the count a wealthy, influential French nobleman, with a proper warrant for searching his house.


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