- a government office for the transaction of business relating to public lands.
Origin of land office
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for land office
After dinner Hans stood in the doorway and pointed out the land-office.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
A land-office was opened in that village, the first of its kind in America.
Mollie did a land-office business, but she had no time to rest day or night.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
At this place, also, is located the land-office for the district.
The land-office for that region is at Alexandria in Douglas County.The Seat of Empire
Charles Carleton Coffin
- US and Canadian an office that administers the sale of public land
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