public land

noun

Definition of public land

  1. :  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.

1789

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

  1. :  land owned by a government

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