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.

  1. British. the steward of an estate.

Origin of land agent

An Americanism dating back to1820–30

Words Nearby land agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use land agent in a sentence

  • Having thus glided over this false start, the land agent promptly opened another consideration.

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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

Derived forms of land agent

  • land agency, noun

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