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land grab

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noun
  1. the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
Related formsland-grab·ber, noun
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Examples from the Web for land grab

Historical Examples

  • It was not a land-grab that was plotted in Independence Hall in 1776, but a pattern of human freedom.

    They Who Knock at Our Gates

    Mary Antin

  • The House did itself credit by refusing one land-grab, out of a thousand or so submitted.