One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The fact of being a householder; ownership or occupation of a house.
That is a householder.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From house + holding. Compare Dutch huishouding, Middle Low German hūshōldinge, German Haushaltung. Compare earlier household, householding, and later housekeeping<br>late Middle English. From house + holding. Compare later householding.
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