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English definition of “landlord”

landlord

noun [C]     /ˈlændlɔːd/
PROPERTY a person or organization that owns a room, building, or piece of land that someone else pays rent to use: Landlords have legal obligations that cannot be avoided by leaving them out of the tenancy agreement.
UK COMMERCE a man who owns or manages a pub, bar, or small hotel: A landlord who has rescued his pub from being closed has said the crisis in the industry can't all be blamed on large pub companies.
→ Compare landlady → See also absentee landlord
(Definition of landlord noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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