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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
absentee landlord
▪ A non-mutual housing association is, however, treated as a private landlord.
▪ By the Statute of 1861 the 22 million serfs owned by private landlords were set free from personal bondage.
▪ Rent strikes secured state intervention to restrict the power of private landlords.
▪ Homes left empty without good reason by any public authority will be transferred to a better social landlord.
▪ Nor have they any legal commitment to managing the monstrous forests they created for their absentee landlords.
▪ Remaining tenants were more secure than hitherto. Absentee landlords and large concentrations of landholdings were virtually eliminated.
▪ Lowther was a confirmed Londoner and absentee landlord who took a keen interest in the detailed affairs of his estate.
▪ We run a management service which is essential for the absentee landlord.
▪ Also, it does not easily take into consideration key interests in housing such as absentee landlords letting as a business.
▪ The ... Act ... set out an entirely new regime for new lettings where they involved absentee landlords.
▪ Legislation was introduced to expropriate land from absentee landlords and redistribute it to peasants.
▪ A PUB landlord was attacked by a former customer he had barred days before, a court heard.
▪ And pub landlords who operate on overdrafts may be forced to put up to 2p on a pint to stay in business.
▪ Read in studio A pub landlord has been attacked with a knife and locked in his own cellar during a robbery.
▪ Thousands of pub landlords had been given notices to quit and offered lease agreements with rents widely regarded as excessive.
▪ They're brewed by the pub landlord, Geoff Adams.
▪ Do any other readers, including, of course, pub landlords, have a view on this kind of situation?
▪ And one pub landlord who only had his pub refurbished six months ago, will now have to redecorate again.
▪ Read in studio A pub landlord in Oxford has been charged with allowing his customers to smoke cannabis on his premises.
▪ However, some latitude is allowed if the landlord has only one opportunity to determine the lease on a specified date.
▪ Go and ask the landlord about the watch, guv.
▪ If you have a pet, ask your previous landlord for a reference letter stating that your animal is well-behaved.
▪ She would just have to ask the landlord for time to pay.
▪ Please ask your landlord about this.
▪ Still, tenants had to give landlords an average of only $ 425 a month during the fourth quarter of 1995&038;.
▪ Notice is given to the landlord in writing.
▪ Grand Met maintains the leases give landlords better security of tenure and more control over their pubs.
▪ You had to give the landlord credit.
▪ I don't want to give any details just in case it gives other landlords ideas.
▪ It would also give the landlord a right of action against the tenant for any breach.
▪ Under that lease it is required to pay rents to the landlord.
▪ It paid landlords to commute services to market-oriented money-rents.
▪ The residents will pay contributions to the landlord who will pay these to the council.
▪ To pay his landlord another £200 he borrowed £100 and paid £22 10s for the favour.
▪ An absolute prohibition against assignment is less popular than a qualified prohibition which requires a landlord not to withhold consent unreasonably.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Landlord \Land"lord`\, n. [See Land, and Lord.]

  1. The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants.

  2. The master of an inn or of any form of lodging house; as, the landlord collects the rents on the first of the month.

    Upon our arrival at the inn, my companion fetched out the jolly landlord.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c. in modern usage, from land (n.) + lord (n.).


n. 1 A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo. 2 (context chiefly British English) The owner or manager of a public house. 3 (context surfing slang with “the” English) A shark, imagined as the owner of the surf to be avoided.


n. a landowner who leases to others


A landlord is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, land or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business, who is called a tenant (also a lessee or renter). When a juristic person is in this position, the term landlord is used. Other terms include lessor and owner. The term landlady may be used for female owners, and lessor applies to both genders.

Landlord (disambiguation)

A landlord is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, land or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business.

Landlord or variants may also refer to:

  • Landlord (beer), a brand of English ale brewed by Timothy Taylor Brewery
  • Der Herr im Haus (1940 film), released as "The Landlord"
  • The Landlord (1966 novel), written by Kristin Hunter
    • The Landlord (1970 film), based on the novel by Kristin Hunter
  • The Landlord (2007 film) comedy
  • The Landlords, American hardcore punk band
  • The Pub Landlord comic character played by Al Murray
  • Fight the Landlord card game

Usage examples of "landlord".

The scoundrel answered that his words had certainly not been heard rightly, and the incensed landlord slapped the book in his face with such force that he sent him rolling, almost stunned, against the wall.

The tenant, from his pile, shall then pay the landlord one cavan of rice, actually worth from four to five pesos, for every peso he owes.

I paid some bills, tidied up my desk, did a load of laundry, and chatted briefly with my landlord, Henry Pitts, while I ate three of his freshly baked sticky buns.

Sorry, guys, but how about if our landlord Copes came in to fix some pipes, started undoing this magical tape and left his fingerprint on it.

We had a princely dinner, as my landlord had made each of the three courses a work of art.

His landlord, who in a waistcoat and a pointed cap, pitchfork in hand, was clearing manure from the cowhouse, looked out, and his face immediately brightened on seeing Rostov.

The landlord wished to put a table under the vine close to the cabaret wall, but Domini begged him to bring it to the end of the garden near the stream.

I have nothing but a few dresses and some linen, which I should have been compelled to sell to defray my expenses if I had not been lucky enough to inspire the son of the landlord with the deepest love.

I told her to take the three dresses to my private lodgings, and lay them upon the bed, and give the landlord a note I enclosed.

When he left the sitting-room he told the landlord to be sure and feed the post-horses well, and make them comfortable for the night, so that they might be ready for the drive to Fellside early next morning.

They were the landlord and De Ganache, the latter booted and spurred and wearing the hat that was lent to him, or rather given to him, this morning.

The Captain, having learnt enough, did not linger in the Blue Boar, but paid his shot, and slouched off, leaving the landlord to explain to Coate that if he desired to enlist the services of a constable he must ride to Tideswella piece of intelligence which provoked him to break into a fury of objurgation, and a declaration that he would be damned if he would put himself to so much trouble only to seek out some gapeseed who, he dared swear, would be of no more use than a month-old baby.

I earn my living as a handywoman, keeping my rent down by doing free repairs on my unit and a couple of others that my landlord owns.

My landlord, whose hands were empty, fell to with his fist, and the good wife, uplifting her broom and aiming at the head of Jones, had probably put an immediate end to the fray, and to Jones likewise, had not the descent of this broom been prevented- not by the miraculous intervention of any heathen deity, but by a very natural though fortunate accident, viz.

Honour had made her report from the landlord, Sophia, with much difficulty, procured some indifferent horses, which brought her to the inn where Jones had been confined rather by the misfortune of meeting with a surgeon than by having met with a broken head.