/free"hohl'deuhr/, n.
1. the owner of a freehold.
2. (in some U.S. counties) a registered voter who owns local property and has been a local resident for a specified length of time.
[1325-75; ME freholder (see FREE, HOLDER); trans. of AF fraunc tenaunt (see FRANK1, TENANT)]

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