freeholder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freeholder the owner of a freehold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Freeholder (Law) The possessor of a freehold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n freeholder In law, one having the present seizin or possession of land by virtue of an estate greater than one limited by a specified time—that is to say, having a fee or a tenancy for life of the tenant, or for life of a third person; one who holds an estate in fee simple or fee tail. See freehold, 1. Under various laws in England and the United States, the right of suffrage and the qualification for some minor local official duties or trusts have been conferred on freeholders as distinguished from other inhabitants. In Scotland the term is applied to one holding lands of the crown.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Freeholder one who possesses a freehold
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. freo; Ger. frei, Ice. frí.

Usage

In literature:

His father, a small freehold farmer, also named Isaac, died before his birth.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
He was elected by the freeholders of the county.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
Care of W. S. Combs, Freehold, New Jersey.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
But hard, incessant work was the lot of tenant and freeholder alike.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
To vote for the former a slight property qualification is necessary, viz., L10 freehold, or L25 leasehold.
"Six Letters From the Colonies" by Robert Seaton
Freehold land was purchased at Child's Hill, and in 1855 the distribution of the money was reorganized.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
He has the usufruct of all her freehold estate.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Sydnor, Charles S. GENTLEMEN FREEHOLDERS: POLITICAL PRACTICES IN WASHINGTON'S VIRGINIA.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
It is true that large areas of the lands of the country had been disposed of in freehold to settlers.
"The Arena" by Various
He gave his legions their eternal station, And made them all freeholders of the nation.
"The True-Born Englishman" by Daniel Defoe
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In poetry:

Oh, shall there be no space, no time,
No century of weal in store,
No freehold in a nobler clime,
Where men shall strive no more?
"The Better Day" by Archibald Lampman
British law to give him safety,
British fleets to guard his shore,
And a square of British freehold—
He had all we have, and more.
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley
And how these are proud as monarchs,
Living gaily on their own,
With their freehold for their empire,
And their fireside for their throne.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
He knew no guile, this simple man,
No worldly wile, or plot, or plan,
Except that plot of freehold land
That held the cot, and MARY, and
Her worthy father, named by me
GREGORY PARABLE, LL.D.
"Gregory Parable, LL.D." by William Schwenck Gilbert
I'm a broken-down old squatter, my cash it is all gone,
Of troubles and bad seasons I complain;
My cattle are all mortgaged, of horses I have none,
And I've lost that little freehold on the plain.
"The Freehold on the Plain" by Anonymous Oceania
Chorus: The stockyard's broken down, etc.
I built myself a mansion, and chose myself a wife;
Of her I have no reason to complain;
For I thought I had sufficient to last me all my life,
But I've lost that little freehold on the plain.
"The Freehold on the Plain" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times The Walnridge Farm in Upper Freehold Township on Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Trout has since been indicted and the Hunterdon County Freeholders today asked her to take a leave of absence while the case is pending.
Anyone interested in serving on the Warren County Technical School Board of Education is asked to submit an application to the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
"This old Steiger isn't very fuel efficient but for breaking up the compaction pan, it's the right tool for the job" says Tub Gibson, of Freehold, NJ.
For Salem County freeholders: Beth Timberman and Jeff Hogan.
Last year, after nine years of Democratic rule, voters put the Republican Party in charge of the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
WOODSTOWN — Salem County Democrats today chose Beth Timberman and Jeffrey J Hogan as their candidates for freeholder in this fall's critical election.
Cut Bergen Freeholders meeting short.
Dan Ivers Shirley Williams, the mother of Malik Williams, and supporters ask to speak with Bergen County Prosecutor John L Molinelli at a June 27 meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Today, before the Kids' Breakfast at the Freehold Raceway Mall, I stopped to caffeine up…and after ordering my drink realized how much of a snob I must have sounded like.
Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger Donna Jackson, a Newark community activist, is loud, demanding, sometimes threatening when she attends Newark City Council meetings, Newark Board of Education meetings and Essex County Freeholder meetings.
Profanity-laced remarks from a Camden County Freeholder drew the ire of county Republicans late - 4:11 pm.
David Gard / The Times Alysia Welch-Chester announced her candidacy for Mercer County Freeholder in this 2008 file photo.
"Challenge it, and let the judge decide whether it's constitutional or not, and then the freeholders will know how to start over.".
At tonight's freeholder meeting, county employees came with a long list of grievances .
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In science:

If we denote [FA ] by the set of homotype classes of Freehold elements in M (A ⊗ K ), there is Mingo’s index map ∂ : [FA ] → K0(A) which is actually an isomorphism .
Some examples of lifting problems from quotient algebras
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