land grant
noun Date: 1862 a grant of land made by the government especially for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges

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  • land-grant — ☆ land grant [land′grant΄ ] adj. designating any of a number of colleges and universities originally given federal aid, esp. by land grants, on condition that they offer instruction in agriculture and the mechanical arts: they are now supported… …   Universalium

  • land-grant — ☆ land grant [land′grant΄ ] adj. designating any of a number of colleges and universities originally given federal aid, esp. by land grants, on condition that they offer instruction in agriculture and the mechanical arts: they are now supported… …   English World dictionary

  • land grant — A conveyance of public property to a subordinate government or corporation; a muniment of title (See muniments of title) issued by a state or government for the donation of some part of the public domain. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of… …   Law dictionary

  • land grant — land′ grant n. gov a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • land grant — ☆ land grant n. an appropriation of public land by the government for a railroad, state college, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Land grant — A land grant is a gift of real estate land or privileges made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially as rewards for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies… …   Wikipedia

  • land grant — noun a grant of public land (as to a railway or college) (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑grant, ↑assignment * * * a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads. [1850 55] * * * land grant noun A grant of public land (to a college …   Useful english dictionary

  • land grant — /ˈlænd grænt/ (say land grant) noun the grant of Crown land, as to an individual, government body, organisation, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Land grant — Une land grant est, dans les pays anglo saxons, une concession de terres, accordée à une personne morale ou physique en remerciement de services rendus ou afin de l inciter à développer économiquement une certaine région. La Couronne britannique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • land grant — noun Land grant is used before these nouns: ↑university …   Collocations dictionary

  • land grant — Broadly, a transfer of title to real estate. In the accepted sense of the term, a grant of public lands by the United States or a state. A grant of land in the public domain made by Congress from time to time for the support of education in the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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