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  1. a holder, owner, or occupant of land.
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Origin of landholder

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at land, holder
Related formsland·hold·ing, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for land-holding

Historical Examples of land-holding

  • The classification into "land-holding, etc." is a rough one.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir

    Sir James McCrone Douie

  • In 1816 he became Intendente of Cuba, where he effected great reforms in land-holding and in education.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • "I come of land-holding stock," said Bahadur Khan, rocking where he stood.

  • The traditional communal system of land-holding was established as the legal basis for the new nation.

  • But the Parliament—the organ of the land-holding tenant-ruling gentry—did not keep its power long.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells