What does the word householder mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey