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[hohm-sted-er] /ˈhoʊmˌstɛd ər/

the owner or holder of a .
a settler under the Homestead Act.
a person owning a homestead
(US & Canadian) a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
a person taking part in a homesteading scheme


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