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- adj. Describing one, or a group, that owns real estate (i.e. land).
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ownership of land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The owning of land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding or possessing landed estates; pertaining to landowners: as, the land-owning class.
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A key factor enabling China's transformation "China Population Balance Tilts Urban," World News, Jan. 18 is the ability of landowning local governments to simply grab land instead of transferring ownership by means of a sales contract.
The measure let landowning parishioners pay their taxes to the Anglican Church in cash rather than the usual tobacco (which drought had made unusually precious).
If you want "limited," in the way Berkowitz means it, disband the military and give all well-to-do landowning males a musket.
During the years of French Mandate Syria, Abdulfattah Jandali was born to a large landowning family in the midland town of Homs in 1931.
One of the biggest existing landowning and conservation bodies, the National Trust, has coincidentally launched a six-month consultation on whether the nation is losing touch with the countryside.
The landowning aristocracy, far from "not deigning to dabble in trade," were eager entrepreneurs, using their excess capital to help make the Industrial Revolution happen.
An ancient way of life, the collaboration between landowning aristocrats and their peasant-tenants, is being undermined by the joint forces of political liberalism, antipapal secularism and a rising mercantile class.
My father comes from a wealthy landowning family, my mother from simple farming folk.
The University of Hull in Britain, who keep archives related to the family, note that the Constables became one of the leading landowning families of Yorkshire in the 16th century but that their family wealth was compromised in the mid 17th century due to the recusancy fines they were subject to.
Despite the unglamorous setting and sedate pace, 5 million listeners a week in Britain – and others around the world over the Internet – follow the everyday travails of the landowning Archers, the working-class Grundys and their neighbors in the fictional village of Ambridge: Does that cow have mastitis?