Definitions for landowning
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an owner or proprietor of land.
Origin of landowner:
Describing one, or a group, that owns real estate (i.e. land).
The landowning citizens of the county will object to the increased property tax, but those who rent won't care.
Of or pertaining to the ownership of land.
the owning of land
having property in land; of or pertaining to landowners