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landlord

[land-lawrd] /ˈlændˌlɔrd/
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 of landlord
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord
Related forms
landlordly, adjective
landlordry, noun
landlordship, noun
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  • Charley Guttery, the landlord, was there to greet the minstrels.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • The landlord told me that he was engaged with a party of gentlemen in a private room.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • He had to face his landlord with some explanation of the bank's inquiry.

  • The landlord was to have the carriages at the landing at half-past six, and there was an hour to wait.

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  • Then would I shock you by telling you that the landlord means business?

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British Dictionary definitions for landlord

landlord

/ˈlændˌlɔːd/
noun
1.
a man who owns and leases property
2.
a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
3.
(Brit, archaic) the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord
n.

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

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