from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who occupies or owns a house.
  • n. The head of a household.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The owner of a house.
  • n. The head of a household.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The master or chief of a family; one upon whom rests the duty of supporting and governing the members of a family or household.
  • n. One who occupies a house; specifically, in law, one who owns or holds and occupies a house, or a part of one which constitutes a separate abode, and who habitually dwells therein, with others, if any, who are dependent on him.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who owns a home


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  • The person designated as the householder is the “reference person” to whom the relationship of all other household members, if any, is recorded.

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  • Bizarrely enough, in the villages where a householder is statistically least likely to be burgled (in some areas of the Division literally least likely in the whole of England!) people are most worried that they will be burgled.


  • And God as householder is the way the ancient Jews and earliest Christians got their idea of how things should be run.

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  • The householder is easier to identify, more likely to pay and much less likely to give the "street warden" a good kicking.

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  • The householder is then obligated to throw a Fandango the following night.

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  • Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard -- (See on [1336] Lu 13: 6). and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower -- These details are taken, as is the basis of the parable itself, from that beautiful parable of Isa 5: 1-7, in order to fix down the application and sustain it by Old Testament authority. and let it out to husbandmen -- These are just the ordinary spiritual guides of the people, under whose care and culture the fruits of righteousness are expected to spring up. and went into a far country -- "for a long time" (Lu 20: 9), leaving the vineyard to the laws of the spiritual husbandry during the whole time of the Jewish economy.

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  • A householder is the person who owns or rents the property and/or is wholly or partly responsible for paying household bills.

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  • See now, the place is perfumed and provision prepared and the householder is absent this night, and I give to thee my person without reserve, I whose favours kings and captains and men of fortune have sought this long while, but I have regarded none of them.

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  • BJ had told me that the householder was a guy by the name of Jock.

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