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  1. a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
  2. a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
  3. a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
  4. a landowner.
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Origin of landlord

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord
Related formsland·lord·ly, adjectiveland·lord·ry, nounland·lord·ship, noun
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Related Words for landlord

proprietor, lessor, squire, innkeeper, saw, freeholder, hotelkeeper, hotelier

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British Dictionary definitions for landlord


  1. a man who owns and leases property
  2. a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
  3. British archaic the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord


early 15c. in modern usage, from land (n.) + lord (n.).

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