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land-grabber

[land-grab-er]
noun
  1. a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.
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Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

land grab

or land-grab

noun
  1. the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
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Related formsland-grab·ber, noun
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Historical Examples of landgrabber

  • Landgrabber, name given in Ireland to one in the possession or occupancy of land from which another has been evicted.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood