- a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads.
Origin of land grant
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for land grant
What about human capital—public schools, land-grant colleges, student grants, and loans?An Article That Made Me Sad, and a Little Response to Readers
June 12, 2012
But one little-known fact about the Ithaca university is that it is, in part, a land-grant state institution.20 Colleges Worth the Price
March 23, 2009
In its theory and its broad outline the land-grant policy is not hard to defend.
The land-grant policy entailed corruption and waste, of course; but what mattered a few million acres of land!
These are all land-grant colleges with donations from the respective States in which they are located.
In somewhat more than half the states, the authorities of the land-grant colleges have charge of the work.Chapters in Rural Progress
Kenyon L. Butterfield
But you were deep in the land-grant lawsuits before you ever met Anne Clavering.Mrs. Darrell
- US and Canadian a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc
- (modifier) US designating a state university established with such a grant
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