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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. 2018.
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  • He had only gone for a couple of days to confer with his land agent.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • It is purely native, the land agent not yet having marked it for his own.

  • Generally the selection is made for the settler by the land agent.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • The grapevine must have been buzzing in those days—what is a land agent?

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • The land agent was shrewd, and knew when he had come to an impasse.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Ware led the way to the tree under which lay the body of the land agent.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • We do not despise the land agent, or the physician, or the merchant, and why?

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • About one in a hundred of them can earn his own living, and then it is as a land agent.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • If any land agent of the general government has received wagon loads of base coin from us in payment for lands, let him say so.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
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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