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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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  • The Overlord claimed the metals as distinguished from the land, while the landowner claimed all beneath his soil.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Three times did this happen, and the landowner was reduced to poverty.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Every seventh person you meet in France is a landowner in fee, subject to moderate taxation.

  • Then there was a trial about some timber which had been cut, to the detriment of the landowner.

  • "This spot is really delicious," Valentine said with the complacent simplicity of a landowner who boasts of his estate.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for landowner


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