homesteader

[hohm-sted-er]
noun
1.
the owner or holder of a homestead.
2.
a settler under the Homestead Act.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; homestead + -er1

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homesteader (ˈhəʊmˌstɛdə)
 
n
1.  a person owning a homestead
2.  (US), (Canadian) a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
3.  a person taking part in a homesteading scheme

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