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[land-lawrd] /ˈlændˌlɔrd/
a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
a landowner.
Origin of landlord
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord
Related forms
landlordly, adjective
landlordry, noun
landlordship, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for landlord
  • Property owners are electing their own landlord committees-independent of the party-to protect their rights.
  • The notices go to the landlord, who may, or may not remember to let me know.
  • More likely, an indebted peasant forfeited his small plot to a landlord and became indentured.
  • Paying heating or air-conditioning bills is usually the landlord's job.
  • My landlord is planning to replace these locks with his own.
  • In a city forever stretching skyward, a local landlord has been ordered to do an unusual thing: tear part of his building down.
  • The management company has stated that everyone has to be out of the apartment or the landlord will take legal action.
  • However, the bond commission has been an absentee landlord giving out high bond ratings on loan packages from subprime lenders.
  • Happy times if you're a landlord in the sticks, maybe.
  • It would become the one of the largest if not the largest landlord in the world.
British Dictionary definitions for landlord


a man who owns and leases property
a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
(Brit, archaic) the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord

early 15c. in modern usage, from land (n.) + lord (n.).

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