Law Dictionary

Morrill Land–Grant College Act

Law 7 U.S.C. § 301 et seq. (1862)
  1. provided grants of land to state colleges, whose “leading object” would be to teach subjects “related to agriculture and the mechanic arts,” without excluding the general sciences and classical studies. It granted every state establishing such a college 30,000 acres of public land for each of its lawmakers in Congress. Since 1862 some 12 million acres have been distributed, on which some 70 of the so-called land-grant colleges currently flourish.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Morrill Land–Grant College Act? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!