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land agent

a person or firm engaged at a commission to obtain grants of public lands or to negotiate the buying and selling of private lands between two or more parties.
a government official in charge of the management of public lands.
British. the steward of an estate.
Origin of land agent
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were introduced to Mr. Purdy, the land agent, by the hotel clerk, and from him they obtained a map of the county.

  • He had only gone for a couple of days to confer with his land agent.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • About one in a hundred of them can earn his own living, and then it is as a land agent.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • It is purely native, the land agent not yet having marked it for his own.

  • But for Polly Ann's sake I wished that we had treated the land agent less cavalierly.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Generally the selection is made for the settler by the land agent.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • Now, in the year 1670, something new had been added to the Northern Neck—a land agent.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • The grapevine must have been buzzing in those days—what is a land agent?

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • Through the outer office I rushed while the land agent called after me, "Just a minute, Edith!"

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
British Dictionary definitions for land agent

land agent

a person who administers a landed estate and its tenancies
a person who acts as an agent for the sale of land
Derived Forms
land agency, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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