Definition of landholder in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No unearned windfall profit would accrue to the landholder.’
    • ‘Development controls might encourage landholders to use their lands for both scenic and productive purposes, and to retain native vegetation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Similarly in urban areas landholders have anticipated clearing land for residential and other urban uses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While the profits perceived to be made by big landholders are deplored, all citizens hope to profit from owning land.’
    • ‘Here, once again, the losses to the landholders would exceed the gains to wage-earners.’
    • ‘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 bulk of the increased land value accrues to the landholder as an unearned gift from the community.’
    • ‘That meant that landholders and land managers had to do what was required to reduce the population.’
    • ‘The inequity of allowing windfall profits to be appropriated by private landholders can thus be demonstrated more clearly than in George's day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the rent that is left to the landholder would not be at a constant level.’
    • ‘It will sterilise vast tracts of land and further take away the right of farmers and landholders to manage their property.’
    • ‘As is well known, this sector modified the structure of land tenancy to favor large landholders who maintain links with narco-trafficking.’
    • ‘The landholders could now be numbered by the hundred thousand, but so also could landless men.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    property owner, proprietor, lessor, letter, householder, freeholder, landowner, master
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