Part of speech: noun

The owner of a freehold estate.

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Usage examples "freeholder":

  1. A lord could usually claim a small money- rent from the freeholder, sometimes a relief when his land was sold or passed at death, and occasionally a heriot from his heir. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. This system favoured the accumulation of lands in a few hands and the aggregation of great estates, and was largely responsible for the disappearance of the small freeholder. - "A Short History of English Agriculture", W. H. R. Curtler.
  3. But there was still another thing- the son of the Thagaste freeholder had any amount of common sense. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.