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  1. a tenant under a lease.
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Origin of leaseholder

First recorded in 1855–60; lease1 + holder
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Examples from the Web for leaseholder

Historical Examples

  • The free tenant was neither a yearly tenant, nor a leaseholder.

    The Coming of the Friars

    Augustus Jessopp

  • Most former electors and every leaseholder and every copyholder were now excluded.

  • Another fashion in which grievous injustice to the leaseholder can be done is frequently illustrated.

  • Normally he is a leaseholder, sometimes for life, more usually for a period of years ranging from twenty-one to eighty.

  • The interest of the customary tenant, therefore, virtually depreciated to the level of that of a leaseholder.

British Dictionary definitions for leaseholder


  1. a person in possession of leasehold property
  2. a tenant under a lease
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