public land

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of public land

:land owned by a government; specifically :that part of the U.S. public domain subject to sale or disposal under the homestead laws

Examples of public land in a Sentence

  1. the management of public lands

  2. The government will auction off 20 parcels of public land.

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First Known Use of public land

1789


PUBLIC LAND Defined for English Language Learners

public land

noun

Definition of public land for English Language Learners

  • : land that is owned and taken care of by the government


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public land

noun

legal Definition of public land

:land owned by a government

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