- a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.
Origin of land-grabber
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
- the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
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Examples from the Web for landgrabber
Landgrabber, name given in Ireland to one in the possession or occupancy of land from which another has been evicted.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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