an owner or proprietor of land.

Origin of landowner

First recorded in 1725–35; land + owner
Related formsland·own·er·ship, nounland·own·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landowning

Historical Examples of landowning

  • There is as many different kinds of landowning as there is of landowners.

    Mushroom Town

    Oliver Onions

  • The only real attraction of the Negro to the country was landowning.

    The Negro in the South

    Booker T. Washington

  • The English way of landowning, above all, has made for luxury.

    The Rhythm of Life

    Alice Meynell

  • So much for the proportion of the national product which goes to the landowning class.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

  • But as a rule the ordinary avenues were open only to the landowning class.

British Dictionary definitions for landowning



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