land patent


noun

an official document by which title to a portion of public land is conveyed from the government.

Nearby words

  1. land of the little sticks,
  2. land of the midnight sun,
  3. land of the rising sun,
  4. land office,
  5. land on,
  6. land plaster,
  7. land power,
  8. land rail,
  9. land rain,
  10. land reform

Origin of land patent

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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