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land bank

  1. a banking association that engages in the financing of transactions in real property, especially in agricultural land.
  2. a parcel or parcels of land or real estate held in trust, as for future development.
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Origin of land bank

First recorded in 1690–1700
Related formsland banking, noun
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Examples from the Web for land bank

Historical Examples

  • You mean that you want to buy the land through the land-bank.

    Fruits of Culture

    Leo Tolstoy

  • All the funds for this year proved defective: the land-bank failed, and the national bank sustained a rude shock in its credit.

British Dictionary definitions for land bank

land bank

  1. a bank that issues banknotes on the security of property
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