donation land


noun (in the U.S.)

land given free or sold on liberal terms by a state or the federal government, especially to encourage settlement in undeveloped areas.

Nearby words

  1. donar,
  2. donate,
  3. donatello,
  4. donath-landsteiner phenomenon,
  5. donation,
  6. donatism,
  7. donatist,
  8. donative,
  9. donato,
  10. donatory

Origin of donation land

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

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