an owner or proprietor of land.

1725–35; land + owner

landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective Unabridged
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landowner (ˈlændˌəʊnə)
a person who owns land
n, —adj

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Example sentences
At best they were given the name of their landowner.
Scouring the ground for antiquities is perfectly legal here, provided you have
  the permission of the landowner.
Last month the college also completed a lease agreement with the landowner.
Individuals wishing to hunt or fish on private property are required to obtain
  prior permission from the landowner.
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