land grant


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are also spectacular standalone casitas that overlook the nearby hills and valleys of the Piedra Lumbre land grant. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2023 The show also explains the gardens’ own roots, displaying the deed that sold part of the Rancho San Rafael land grant (which included what is now Glendale, Eagle Rock, La Cañada Flintridge and parts of Burbank) to newspaperman Elias Manchester Boddy. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Delaware is the only state with a smaller land grant. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Jan. 2023 The Dallam farm name originates from the colonial land grant for the area along with the land’s original owner, John Broom. Donna M. Owens, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2023 The research-intensive land grant school put its DEI program in place in 2010. Erica Licht, CNN, 13 Feb. 2023 The institution, which is a land grant university, has only received a fraction of the land Congress had intended for it. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Jan. 2023 Arkansas has two land grant institutions: the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2022 The land grant university system was founded in 1862 to provide federal support for studying agriculture and mechanics. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of land grant was in 1862

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“Land grant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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