Definitions for land grant

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

land′ grant`(n.)

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

    Category: Government

Origin of land grant:

1850–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. land grant(noun)

    a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)

Wiktionary

  1. land grant(Noun)

    A grant of land by the US government to encourage the development of western states, especially land transportation and practical higher education.

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  1. Land grant

    A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its privileges – made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants is not limited to the countries named below.

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