Origin of reclamation
Examples from the Web for reclamation
For them, this is not demolition but reclamation, cleansing the sanctuary that has been profaned by liberals.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matangi, a reclamation of the brown girl narrative, is a middle finger to you.M.I.A.’s ‘Matangi’ Is A Defiantly Personal Reclamation of the Brown Girl Narrative|Rawiya Kameir|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He forgot that even the Zionist reclamation project only goes so far.
It is demanded that the government shall bring about reclamation of the arid lands, and their actual settlement in small tracts.The Way to the West|Emerson Hough
The reclamation law, while perhaps not ideal, appears at present to answer the larger needs for which it is designed.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
They immediately began the work of reclamation, until year by year the island grew.The Fijians|Basil Thomson
Every item of the whole great plan of Reclamation now in effect was undertaken between 1902 and 1906.Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
Now let us see what amount of capital should be invested before the whole project of our reclamation work could be completed.The International Development of China|Sun Yat-sen
British Dictionary definitions for reclamation
Word Origin and History for reclamation
late 15c., "a revoking" (of a grant, etc.), from Old French réclamacion and directly from Latin reclamationem (nominative reclamatio) "a cry of 'no,' a shout of disapproval," noun of action from past participle stem of reclamare "cry out against, protest" (see reclaim). From 1630s as "action of calling (someone) back" (from iniquity, etc.); meaning "action of claiming something taken awat" is from 1787. Of land from 1848.