Definition of property-owning in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɒpətɪˌəʊnɪŋ/

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(Of a person or group) possessing property or land: the property-owning middle classes
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  • Churchill recognised the need to offer the post-war generation the dream of a property-owning democracy.
  • All historical struggles become struggles between groups of property-owning individuals.
  • Boyd was born into a farming, property-owning family in County Down, Ireland in 1842.
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