A householder is a person who is the head of a "household"; see House.

Householder is also a family name:
*Alston Scott Householder, American mathematician Mathematical topics named after A.S. Householder:
** Householder transformation in geometry and linear algebra
** Householder's method for finding roots of equations
*Larry Householder, American Republican politician
*Ronney Householder, late American racecar driver

In a religious context:
* In Buddhism, "householder" (Pali, "gahapati") often appears to be used synonymously for "layperson" and in juxtaposition to a Buddhist monastic (one who has "abandoned home").
* In Hinduism, according to the Laws of Manu, "householder" ("grihastha") refers to the second of four stages ("ashrama") of life, typified by marriage, children and financial stability. (Also see, Stages of life for a twice-born man.)

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  • householder — house·hold·er / hau̇s ˌhōl dər/ n: a person who occupies a house alone or as head of a household; specif: one who makes a declaration of homestead Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. householder …   Law dictionary

  • Householder — House hold er, n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family. [1913 Webster] Towns in which almost every householder was an English Protestant. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Compound householder}. See {Compound}, a.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • householder — house‧hold‧er [ˈhaʊsˌhəʊldə ǁ ˌhoʊldər] noun [countable] someone who owns or is in charge of a house: • More and more householders are living on reduced income. * * * householder UK US /ˈhaʊshəʊldər/ noun [C] ► PROPERTY the person who owns or is… …   Financial and business terms

  • householder — [hous′hōl΄dər] n. [ME housholdere] a person who owns or maintains a house, apartment, etc. alone or as head of the household or family …   English World dictionary

  • Householder — Alston Scott Householder (* 5. Mai 1904 in Rockford (Illinois), † 4. Juli 1993, Malibu (Kalifornien)) war ein US amerikanischer Mathematiker, der Pionierarbeit in der numerischen linearen Algebra geleistet hat. Er führte 1958 die nach ihm… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • householder — UK [ˈhaʊsˌhəʊldə(r)] / US [ˈhaʊsˌhoʊldər] noun [countable] Word forms householder : singular householder plural householders a person who lives in a house or flat, especially the person who owns the house or pays the rent …   English dictionary

  • householder — [[t]ha͟ʊshoʊldə(r)[/t]] householders N COUNT The householder is the person who owns or rents a particular house. Millions of householders are eligible to claim the new council tax benefit …   English dictionary

  • householder — For some purposes, the head of a family, not necessarily an owner of property. The head, master, or person who has charge of and provides for a family. Nelson v State, 57 Miss 286. (Qualification as a juror). For the purpose of a homestead… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • householder — household ► NOUN ▪ a house and its occupants regarded as a unit. DERIVATIVES householder noun …   English terms dictionary

  • householder — noun Date: 14th century a person who occupies a house or tenement alone or as the head of a household …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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