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 for landowners
Landowners who controlled seats were even able to sell them to prospective candidates.
When the government almost doubled the land tax, the large landowners refused to pay.
But small landowners had paid their taxes, often at a higher rate.
Away from colonial capitals, the militias were at the service of the criollo landowners.
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