small holding

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noun British.

a piece of land rented or sold to a farmer by county authorities for purposes of cultivation.



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Origin of small holding

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM small holding

small holder, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for small holding

/ (ˈsmɔːlˌhəʊldɪŋ) /


a holding of agricultural land smaller than a small farm

Derived forms of smallholding

smallholder, noun
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