(Of a person or group) possessing property or land: the property-owning middle classes
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- Soon after his election to governor, he gained infamy among the property-owning classes by pardoning four anarchists convicted for their role in the Haymarket affair.
- The right to buy council houses, which underpinned the Thatcherite dogma of turning Britain into a property-owning democracy, may have gone too far, according to one influential pressure group.
- It is the nature of property-owning classes that their members compete with each other.