land lordly

landlord

[land-lawrd]
noun
1.
a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
2.
a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
3.
a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
4.
a landowner.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord

landlordly, adjective
landlordry, noun
landlordship, noun
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landlord (ˈlændˌlɔːd)
 
n
1.  a man who owns and leases property
2.  a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
3.  archaic (Brit) the lord of an estate

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landlord
early 15c. in modern usage, from land + lord. Landlady is from 1530s.
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