land grant

noun

Definition of land grant

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

Examples of land grant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exhibition’s compass was broad but not encyclopedic: everything on view came from Europe or North America and, with the exception of a thirteenth-century land grant, postdates the arrival of printing on paper in Europe and predates World War II. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 26 Mar. 2020 Frederick Hastings Rindge and his wife, May, bought Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, a 13,300-acre Spanish land grant, for $10 an acre in 1892. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 In 1804, the gardens’ 10 acres were part of a Spanish land grant awarded to Bahamian businessman Patrick Dean. Katie Rice, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Aug. 2021 Brown said most of what is now San Marcos was part of a 9,000-acre Mexican land grant owned by early North County settler Cave Couts. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2021 Congress had passed a law that year which enabled Dexter to be eligible for a War of 1812 land grant. Arkansas Online, 12 July 2021 Originally part of Jose de Jesus Noe’s 4,443-acre San Miguel land grant, the remote area was slow to develop. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 2021 In that year, a land grant was issued to put up a sawmill on the site. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 28 June 2021 Founded in the 1700s, Govans (pronounced GO-vens) was named after William Govane, who received a land grant from Frederick Calvert, the last Lord Baltimore. Billy Jean Louis, baltimoresun.com, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of land grant

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of land grant was in 1862

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23 Oct 2021

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“Land grant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20grant. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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