land bank


: a bank that provides financing for land development and for farm mortgages

Examples of land bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dixon, however, has proposed creating a land bank, a quasi-governmental agency that would acquire property, clear title issues, consolidate parcels and then get them into the hands of developers. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 As mayor in 2009, Dixon tried once before to institute a land bank, but was rebuffed by City Council members concerned about transparency and its financial feasibility. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 In theory, a land bank could help resolve this dilemma. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 22 Aug. 2023 More than 200 cities across the country have established land banks. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 22 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for land bank 

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Word History

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of land bank was in 1696

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“Land bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

land bank

see bank

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