the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
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OTHER WORDS FROM land grabland-grabber, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for land grab
It was not a land-grab that was plotted in Independence Hall in 1776, but a pattern of human freedom.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin
The House did itself credit by refusing one land-grab, out of a thousand or so submitted.
British Dictionary definitions for land grab
/ (ˈlændˌɡræb) /
informal a sudden attempt to establish ownership of or copyright on something in advance of competitors
Word Origin for landgrab
C20: from the competition to stake claims to available land in 19th-century America
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