Definition of landowner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlanˌdōnər/


A person who owns land, especially a large amount of land.
Example sentences
  • In areas that are privately owned, the council encourages the landowners to keep their land free from litter.
  • Although it reduced the power of the landowner, small absentee landowners emerged.
  • This is apart from the serious problems and costs it will cause landowners and land managers.



Pronunciation: /ˈlandˌōnərˌSHip/
Example sentences
  • But it would probably be good to balance that with your own experience: When property stays your own when you move off the land, how do you draw the land to massive absentee landownership?
  • Asked to explain why he felt a land reform bill was necessary, he said it was needed to reverse the decline of the Highlands caused by the historic pattern of landownership.
  • Increase in non-resident landownership, disappearance of certain town industries, and growth in residential, recreational, commercial, and other intensive uses of land, also were responsible.


Pronunciation: /ˈlandˌōniNG/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • In the south, where aristocrats sponsored the first settlements, a landowning elite held sway over an impoverished population.
  • In Great Britain the landowning aristocracy sought to protect itself by having the government pass protective ‘Corn Laws’ which kept out cheap foreign grain for the benefit of home producers.
  • The landowning peasants and village elites who were subjected to signorial lordship normally remained landowners, and still were when signorial powers faded again in the thirteenth century.

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Syllabification: land·own·er

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