land grant


Definition of land grant

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

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Here, the biggest moments from episode 4: Starz BUILDING There is a sense of wonder as Jamie, Claire, and Ian stake out their land grant from the Governor and begin to build their homestead. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 4," 26 Nov. 2018 Despite agreeing to live in a small town, Claire and Jamie stumble upon a pretty view, fall in love, and immediately decide to live there with a land grant. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 7 Biggest Reveals from Outlander Season 4 Episode 3," 19 Nov. 2018 There wasn’t even a process to apply for a land grant. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "How to Find and Serve a Perfect Oyster, According to the New Englanders Who Know Best," 18 July 2018 The property dates back to a Mexican land grant in 1846, when Governor Pio Pico gave his brother-in-law 13,323 acres in what would become the Bonsall and Fallbrook townships. John Wilkens,, "Rancho Monserate community devastated by Lilac fire tries to regroup," 7 Jan. 2018 The federal government will likely be forced to condemn private tracts, some of which have been owned by the same families since Spanish land grants were awarded in the 18th century. Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, "Border Patrol reveals where border wall funding will be spent," 30 Mar. 2018 Now, the 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land granted to her husband’s family by the king of England in Colonial times. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline," 21 Apr. 2018 The property was part of Trinity’s real estate portfolio dating back to a land grant given by Queen Anne to the church in 1705. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Disney Pays $650 Million to Develop New Campus in Lower Manhattan," 9 July 2018 The area is home to Machias Seal Island and represents one of the last remaining border disputes between the U.S. and Canada, thanks to competing stipulations laid out by treaties and land grants. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Canadian Fisherman Say U.S. Border Patrol Is ‘Harassing’ Their Boats in Disputed Waters Off Maine," 5 July 2018

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of land grant was in 1862

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