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[hous-hohl-der, -ohl-] /ˈhaʊsˌhoʊl dər, -ˌoʊl-/
a person who holds title to or occupies a house.
the head of a family.
Origin of householder
1350-1400; Middle English housholdere. See house, holder
Related forms
householdership, noun
nonhouseholder, noun Unabridged
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  • And then the householder gave them the supreme welfare of life,—work.

    My Religion Leo Tolstoy
  • “For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder,” &c.

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
  • A Brixton householder may hear the name of the Ephra without guessing how its course is below his feet.

    Surrey A.R. Hope Moncrieff
  • This speaks for itself: he must have been at least a householder and a person of consideration.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • The important trivialities of the householder's existence are the main theme of every verse.

    The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • Hence we conclude that the science of the king, statesman, and householder is one and the same.

    Statesman Plato
  • The householder who thus compounds with the owner of the premises he occupies is known as a “compound householder.”

  • You cannot bail me yourself, but you can easily get a householder to do so.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • What was his intention in thus playing the householder for a single night in the remote west of London?

British Dictionary definitions for householder


a person who owns or rents a house
Derived Forms
householdership, noun
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