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
the management of public lands
The government will auction off 20 parcels of public land.
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PUBLIC LAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of public land for English Language Learners
: land that is owned and taken care of by the government
Legal Definition of public land
: land owned by a government
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