Definitions

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  • n. A person who holds tenure by freehold

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The possessor of a freehold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, one having the present seizin or possession of land by virtue of an estate greater than one limited by a specified time—that is to say, having a fee or a tenancy for life of the tenant, or for life of a third person; one who holds an estate in fee simple or fee tail. See freehold, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the owner of a freehold

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Examples

  • Benjamin [freeholder, Williams Town, burgess for Lonsdale Ward], A [Alexander].

    The Trial of William Pearson

  • Nordstrom was sworn to her fourth term the freeholder board.

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  • But I would not have you think me a fool, for all I talk so easy about the matter; I know very well what I might have got for the mill some years ago, when first it stopped, if I would have let it to the man that proposed for it; but though he was as substantial a tenant as you could see, yet he affronted me once, at the last election, by calling a freeholder of mine over the coals; and so I was proud of an opportunity to show him I did not forget.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 02

  • But the Court has recently held that, the of age herself, she cannot convey her own property at all if the husband is a minor, and they have held by a vote of 3 to 2 that she is not a "freeholder," no matter how much real estate she owns, within the meaning of a statute which requires a petition for an election to levy a tax or assessment upon her

    Address by Chief Justice Walter Clark Before the Federation of Women's Clubs, New Bern, N. C., 8 May, 1913

  • a 'freeholder', was allowed by the forest laws to keep them.

    The Dog

  • Nothing is so likely to make a man a good citizen as to make him a freeholder.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Mr. DeCroce first began working with Mr. Christie in the early 1990s, when Mr. Christie was exploring a run as Morris County freeholder.

    Christie Mourns Ally

  • The son of a small rural freeholder, a failed seminarian and ex-economics professor, Salazar ran the country from a sparsely furnished, unheated office.

    The Capital of Intrigue in a World at War

  • "I started the blog three years ago after a nasty freeholder meeting ... it started as a way to expose the dirty underbelly of Cumberland County politics," Johnson said.

    Louis Magazzu, N.J. Politician, Resigns After Nude Photos Appear Online (VIDEO)

  • Democrats offered mixed reactions about the photos, with fellow freeholder director William Whelan calling for Magazzu to resign and Cumberland County Democratic Party co-chairman Doug Long saying the pictures were private and shouldn't have a bearing on Magazzu's political life.

    Louis Magazzu, N.J. Politician, Resigns After Nude Photos Appear Online (VIDEO)

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