Definition of landholder in US English:



  • A person who owns land, especially one who either makes a living from it or rents it out to others.

    • ‘As large landholders, they had sufficient trees on their private land to meet their needs and did not need to use community forests for forest products.’
    • ‘No unearned windfall profit would accrue to the landholder.’
    • ‘It passed reform measures to benefit the peasantry, decreasing the amount of land that large landholders were able to acquire and doing away with compensation for expropriated estates.’
    • ‘The landholders could now be numbered by the hundred thousand, but so also could landless men.’
    • ‘Similarly in urban areas landholders have anticipated clearing land for residential and other urban uses.’
    • ‘It will sterilise vast tracts of land and further take away the right of farmers and landholders to manage their property.’
    • ‘But the rent that is left to the landholder would not be at a constant level.’
    • ‘Landholders who have owned a property for a long period may tend to have developed a larger attachment value to the property than landholders who have only owned the property for a short period.’
    • ‘Thus, the prospective return for such a landholder must fall relative to that of those who intend to make improvements on the land, regardless of the percentage of rent taken by the tax.’
    • ‘That meant that landholders and land managers had to do what was required to reduce the population.’
    • ‘The bulk of the increased land value accrues to the landholder as an unearned gift from the community.’
    • ‘When, in the course of administering town planning, a public planning authority approves an application by or on behalf of a landholder to use land for a more intensive use, the value of the land is increased.’
    • ‘The inequity of allowing windfall profits to be appropriated by private landholders can thus be demonstrated more clearly than in George's day.’
    • ‘No we'll pay the same rates as those landholders paid, the value of that land hasn't gone down yet but I'm very, very interested to see that if that's the case.’
    • ‘As is well known, this sector modified the structure of land tenancy to favor large landholders who maintain links with narco-trafficking.’
    • ‘Here, once again, the losses to the landholders would exceed the gains to wage-earners.’
    • ‘Although in theory a bondi had a farm of his own, in practice most young men had to live with their parents, or farm the lands of a large landholder.’
    • ‘In cases of restitution where land has been restored to the original owners, former landholders have been able to continue using the land through leasing arrangements.’
    • ‘Development controls might encourage landholders to use their lands for both scenic and productive purposes, and to retain native vegetation.’
    • ‘While the profits perceived to be made by big landholders are deplored, all citizens hope to profit from owning land.’
    property owner, proprietor, lessor, letter, householder, freeholder, landowner, master
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