homesteading

[ hohm-sted-ing ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌstɛd ɪŋ /

noun

an act or instance of establishing a homestead.
Also called homesteading program, urban homesteading. a federal program to improve deteriorating urban areas by offering abandoned or foreclosed houses to persons who agree to repair them and live in them for a specified number of years.

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Origin of homesteading

1890–95, for earlier sense “homestead”; homestead + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for homesteading

homesteading
/ (ˈhəʊmˌstɛdɪŋ) /

noun (in Britain)

  1. a scheme whereby council tenants are enabled to buy derelict property from the council and renovate it with the aid of Government grants
  2. (as modifier)a homesteading scheme
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