• WordNet 3.6
    • n landholder a holder or proprietor of land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Landholder A holder, owner, or proprietor of land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n landholder A holder, owner, or proprietor of land.
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In literature:

In this way a number of small traders will become small landholders.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
The great landholders in the peerage are contented with making protests.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
He was a landholder, he was independent, he was successful.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
There was indeed a growing jealousy between the landholders and the 'monied-men.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Hundreds of ruined farmers and small landholders were working as navvies at bridge and road and railway repairs.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Nature wore a hardy countenance, as wild and as untamed as the savage landholders.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
The landholder in Virginia became then in effect a freehold tenant of the King.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
Their merits and their faults contributed alike to the ruin of the former landholders.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He was the first Wurttemberg landholder to abolish serfdom on his estates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
In the counties for which the sheriffs made returns for Governor Nicholson there were some 5,500 landholders.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker