land office

land office
noun Date: 1681 a government office in which entries upon and sales of public land are registered

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Land office — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land office — ➔ office * * * land office UK US noun [S] ► PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT in the US, a government department that deals with the sale of public land: »The land office has received two private bids for the 9,270 acre property. ● do a land office business… …   Financial and business terms

  • land office — land .office n a government office in Britain that keeps records about the sale of land and who buys and sells it British Equivalent: land registry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • land office — land ,office noun count a U.S. government department responsible for keeping records of sales of public land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • land office — ☆ land office n. a government office that handles and records the sales and transfers of public lands …   English World dictionary

  • land office — noun a government office where business relating to public lands is transacted • Hypernyms: ↑government office * * * ˈland office [land office] (NAmE) (BrE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Land Office — Le General Land Office (GLO), plus communément appelé Land Office (Office des terres) était une agence indépendante du gouvernement des États Unis. Il a été créé en 1812 pour prendre en charge des fonctions précédemment occupées par le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • land office — noun N. Amer. a government office recording dealings in public land. Phrases do a land office business informal do a lot of successful trading …   English new terms dictionary

  • Land Office — See General Land Office …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • land office — land′ of fice n. gov a government office for the transaction of business relating to public lands • Etymology: 1675–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

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