freeholdernoun [ C ]uk /ˈfriː.həʊl.dər/ us /ˈfriː.hoʊl.dɚ/ UK
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- A careful analysis was made of lists of freeholders, and other available sources, in the various counties.
- An assembly, composed of the governor, the council, and twelve delegates from the freeholders of the incipient settlements, these formed a government which enjoyed popular confidence.
- As a rule the party which the Liberals call Conservative has advocated that would-be settlers should be allowed to choose their tenure for themselves, and to be leaseholders or freeholders as they please.
- It had cleaned her streets and lightened the burdens of taxation which rested so grievously upon the freeholders.
- That was a matter of slight importance in England, as the number of small freeholders was limited, land being usually let for a term of years.