Part of speech: noun

The head of a family.

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Usage examples "householder":

  1. He thought such direction weakened the nature, and Mr, Audley, after warning him against taking the disease for the effect of the remedy, had to laugh at him as a British householder. - "The Pillars of the House, V1", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  2. Then I knew I was face to face with the real householder, and it flashed on me that I had been indiscreet in taking service as his butler, and that I knew the face his ex- butler wore. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Stephen spent a great part of his time in chambers in town, where the young man became a welcome guest, and no sooner had Pat soared to the giddy height of possessing a flat of his own, and settled down as a householder, than the accident had happened which made him dependent on the visits of his friends. - "The Love Affairs of Pixie", Mrs George de Horne Vaizey.