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  1. an owner or proprietor of land.
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Origin of landowner

First recorded in 1725–35; land + owner
Related formsland·own·er·ship, nounland·own·ing, noun, adjective
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Related Words for landowner

partner, proprietor, holder, landowner, entrepreneur, banker, financier, buyer, purchaser, squire, heir, governor, possessor, keeper, heritor, sharer, heiress, legatee, lessee, beneficiary

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Contemporary Examples of landowner

Historical Examples of landowner

  • Thereupon a man in a greatcoat, a landowner of La Palud, stepped forward.

  • Gaspard Vaillant had been a landowner near Civray, in Poitou.

  • Three times did this happen, and the landowner was reduced to poverty.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • I have plenty of fruit, and I take a landowner's pride in my fruit.

    Rene Mauperin

    Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

  • He sneers at one for supposing any landowner has money for "philanthropy" just now.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

British Dictionary definitions for landowner


  1. a person who owns land
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Derived Formslandownership, nounlandowning, noun, adjective
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