hous'-hol-der (oikodespotes):

The word occurs in Matthew 13:27,52; 20:1; 21:33, for the master or owner of a "household," i.e. of servants ([@douloi). The Greek word emphasizes the authority of the master.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HOUSEHOLDER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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