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.

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

landlordly, adjective
landlordry, noun
landlordship, noun Unabridged
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landlord (ˈlændˌlɔːd)
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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Word Origin & History

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