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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Landlord

Meaning of Landlord

A lessor of lands and tenements. He of whom lands and tenements are held in leasehold . An owner who grants to another the right to use real property .

Landlord Alternative Definition

In Old Law. The lord or proprietor of land, who, under the feudal system, retained the dominion or ultimate property of the feud, or fee of the land; while his grantee, who had only the possession and use of the land, was styled the “feudatory,” or “vassal,” which was only another name for the tenant or holder of it. In Modern Law. The lessor of lands or tenements. Not the lord of the soil, but the person between whom and the tenant the relation of landlord and tenant exists. 2 Hurlst. & N. 450.

Synonyms of Landlord


  • agrorum possessor
  • lessor
  • owner of an estate in land
  • owner or lands
  • owner of tenements
  • propietory owner
  • proprietor
  • Associated Concepts: ejectment proceeding
  • landlord's lien

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Landlord in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Absentee, Constructive Eviction, Demise, Eviction, Lease, Lodger, Notice To Quit, Second Distress, Tenant, Tenant At Will.

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Landlord in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of landlord.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Concept of Landlord in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Landlord: An owner of leased real estate.

Concept of Landlord in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Landlord: An owner of leased real estate.



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