land grant

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noun

a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads.

Nearby words

  1. land flowing with milk and honey,
  2. land forces,
  3. land freeze,
  4. land girl,
  5. land grab,
  6. land in,
  7. land lane,
  8. land legs,
  9. land line,
  10. land mass

Origin of land grant

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for land grant

land grant

noun

US and Canadian a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc
(modifier) US designating a state university established with such a grant
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