Related formsland·hold·ing, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for land-holder
It made him a sort of a land-holder on the spot, and one who had nothing to pay for ten years to come.Satanstoe|James Fenimore Cooper
And one time he appeared in the shape of a land-holder to two men, Ribh and Eocho, that were looking for a place to settle in.Gods and Fighting Men|Lady I. A. Gregory
If he was a land-holder, if all his children were Catholics, he was obliged to divide the land equally between them.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
After a few years of hard, labor and strict economy a land-holder was indebted to Daymon the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.Pen Pictures|B. F. Craig
Subsequently it was used in England to denote a land-holder who was of free but not of noble birth.