public land


public land

noun

: land that is owned and taken care of by the government

Full Definition of PUBLIC LAND

:  land owned by a government; specifically :  that part of the United States public domain subject to sale or disposal under the homestead laws

Examples of PUBLIC LAND

  1. the management of public lands
  2. The government will auction off 20 parcels of public land.

First Known Use of PUBLIC LAND

1789

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