Definition of landholding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌhōldiNG/


1A piece of land owned or rented.
Example sentences
  • Now aged 20 and worth an estimated $2.1 billion, his empire includes extensive landholdings, real estate, castles, works of art and business.
  • Only 70 percent of landholdings or estates may be planted; the unplanted land has been set aside as a nature preserve.
  • Ireland was one of the first countries in Europe in which peasants could purchase their landholdings.
1.1Possession or rental of land.
Example sentences
  • Other institutional issues surrounding landholding and land tenure must also be explored.
  • Early in the socialist period, the nationalization of industries, commerce, and most services, along with the forced collectivization of agrarian landholding, brought about the end of private property.
  • At the same time powerful landed nobles, on whom the tsar depended most immediately for social support and high state personnel, became increasingly resistant to political reform or changes in the patterns of landholding.

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Syllabification: land·hold·ing

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