Definition of freeholder in US English:



  • See freehold

    • ‘Ordinarily, such a person can only sue if he has the right to exclusive possession of the land, such as a freeholder or tenant in possession, or even a licensee with exclusive possession.’
    • ‘The person most likely to be affected by this change is an intermediate landlord, that is a person who holds a lease from the freeholder, out of which he has granted a sub-lease to the person who is now in actual occupation.’
    • ‘He submits that the evidence indicated that their continued presence was plainly tolerated and accepted by a succession of freeholders and that that amounted to an implied licence to occupy rather than trespass.’
    • ‘While it is difficult to quantify, the policies and attitudes of different freeholders have some effect on rental values.’