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[land-oh-ner] /ˈlændˌoʊ nər/
an owner or proprietor of land.
Origin of landowner
1725-35; land + owner
Related forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Daddy always said that the condition of tenant houses and fences was a good indication of the pride and industry of a landowner.
  • Lukas complains midway through the story, when the landowner's legacy has begun to bear bitter fruit.
  • Anna was the last of four daughters, and the only one who did not marry a landowner.
  • Erik was eccentric, and he was also a wealthy landowner, one whose estate is now much in demand.
  • Once a site is chosen, archaeologists must get permission to dig from the landowner.
  • On the other hand, they have less at stake personally than does a long time landowner in the area.
British Dictionary definitions for landowner


a person who owns land
Derived Forms
landownership, noun
landowning, noun, adjective
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