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land agent

  1. a person or firm engaged at a commission to obtain grants of public lands or to negotiate the buying and selling of private lands between two or more parties.
  2. a government official in charge of the management of public lands.
  3. British. the steward of an estate.
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Origin of land agent

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for land agent

Historical Examples of land agent

  • I met Thompson—Mr. Thompson was Peters land-agent—and everything is settled.

    The Dull Miss Archinard

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • Before we were clear of Alcester, Budd the land-agent came up.

  • The land-agent was to home, and I ast him to come over and have one with me.

  • He was a land-agent or something like that, and all very fine to your face, to promise and to pretend—just make-believe.

  • Then there is a fine figure of a land-agent and several ladies who talk the snappiest of slang.

British Dictionary definitions for land agent

land agent

  1. a person who administers a landed estate and its tenancies
  2. a person who acts as an agent for the sale of land
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Derived Formsland agency, noun
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