homestead law

noun

Definition of homestead law

1 : a law exempting a homestead from attachment or sale under execution for general debts
2 : any of several legislative acts authorizing the sale of public lands in homesteads

Examples of homestead law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the owner of a $125,000 house that's a primary residence and protected by state homestead laws, the value will increase only 2.1 percent, and $50,000 in value will be tax-exempt. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2017 For the owner of a $260,000 house that's a primary residence and protected by state homestead laws, the value for tax purposes would increase only 2.1 percent, and $50,000 in value would be exempt from taxation. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of homestead law

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homestead law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homestead%20law. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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