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 This would undermine the power of real estate title companies and local government land offices. Ted Ladd, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 The historical significance of 1851 and 1869 is, respectively, the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceding the Utah territory to the United States and the establishing of the first federal land office in Utah, which allowed settlers to acquire land for the first time. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Aug. 2021 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. 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of land office was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Land office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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