AskDefine | Define landowner

Dictionary Definition

landowner n : a holder or proprietor of land [syn: landholder, property owner]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A person who owns land.


a person who owns land

Extensive Definition

Landowner or landholder is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land.
In the old Europe a landholder was usually a nobleman, see landed nobility.

See also

landowner in German: Gutsbesitzer
landowner in Spanish: Terrateniente
landowner in Norwegian Nynorsk: Godseigar
landowner in Swedish: Godsägare
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