- 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.
- a government official in charge of the management of public lands.
- British. the steward of an estate.
Origin of land agent
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for 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.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
The land-agent was to home, and I ast him to come over and have one with me.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher
He was a land-agent or something like that, and all very fine to your face, to promise and to pretend—just make-believe.The Money Master, Complete
Then there is a fine figure of a land-agent and several ladies who talk the snappiest of slang.
- a person who administers a landed estate and its tenancies
- a person who acts as an agent for the sale of land
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