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land office

a government office for the transaction of business relating to public lands.
Origin of land office
An Americanism dating back to 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • During President Lincoln's administration he served as register of the land office.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • He once walked 150 miles in three days to the land office at Winona.

  • He described, with inimitable wit and enjoyment, his experience in the land office, and together they examined the fifty receipts.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Harrison's term ended a career of twelve years in the land office.

    Shadow and Light Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • The entries had been made, the fee accepted by the land office, and receipts issued.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • The land office was located in the first, and then only brick house in Marion.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • Within three months after the survey had been made he was to appear at the land office and have the same recorded.

  • This we are able to do from official returns of the land office.

  • He set up a land office at Corotoman and began to acquire lands for himself as well as for others.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • After leaving, the announcement came that the land office would be moved.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for land office

land office

(US & Canadian) an office that administers the sale of public land
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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