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freeholder

[free-hohl-der] /ˈfriˌhoʊl dər/
noun
1.
the owner of a freehold.
2.
(in some U.S. counties) a registered voter who owns local property and has been a local resident for a specified length of time.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English freholder (see free, holder); translation of Anglo-French fraunc tenaunt (see frank1, tenant)
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freeholder

/ˈfriːˌhəʊldə/
noun
1.
(property law) a person in possession of a freehold building or estate in land
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