a holder, owner, or occupant of land.

Origin of landholder

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at land, holder
Related formsland·hold·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landholder

Historical Examples of landholder

  • An English landholder cries; Let us oppose the invasion of French corn.

  • The landholder in Virginia became then in effect a freehold tenant of the King.

    Mother Earth

    W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.

  • He'll go and cut his own nose off as a landholder, and never know.

  • When this decision reached the landholder, he was considerably disappointed.

  • And I went forward till I came to the orange-bushes by the landholder's house.

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling