land office

noun

Definition of land office

: a government office in which entries upon and sales of public land are registered

Examples of land office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plano’s Legacy Central development continues to land office tenants. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 7 June 2021 The land office is required to safely remove marine life found in the construction site and place animals in a safe location, officials said. USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2020 Doing so would mean the city and the county would not need to work through the land office to design recovery programs or request reimbursement. Rebecca Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2018 The land office will have to repeat the planning process for the additional $5 billion allocated to Texas on Tuesday. Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2018 The land office will have to repeat the planning process for the additional $5 billion allocated to Texas on Tuesday. Rebecca Elliott, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Apr. 2018 The land office oversees millions of acres, including a patchwork along the state’s border with Mexico. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2018 The land office oversees millions of acres, including a patchwork along the state's border with Mexico. Susan Montoya Bryan, Fox News, 15 Mar. 2018 Texas now expects to spend just $1.1 billion of the more than $2.6 billion land office officials say FEMA budgeted for short-term housing programs. Rebecca Elliott And James Drew, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of land office

1681, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Land office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20office. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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