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land grant

n.
A government grant of public land for a railroad, highway, or state college.

land grant

n
1. US and Canadian a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc
2. (Education) (modifier) US designating a state university established with such a grant

land′ grant`


n.
a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.land grant - a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
grant, assignment - (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
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Department of Agriculture, 106 landgrant universities and the National 4-H Council.
NIFA will also provide enhanced support for the research, extension, and higher education programs conducted at America's landgrant universities and related institutions.
Papers were accepted at professional meetings including Decade for Women in Nairobi, Kenya; Women in Development and National Association of State Universities and LandGrant Colleges in Washington, DC; International Conference in Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt; National World Studies Conference in Omaha, USA; International Federation for Home Economics meetings in Accra, Ghana and Hanover, Germany; and Conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora in Nsukka, Nigeria.
First, those communities that already had a state college (typically the state or landgrant university) didn't want to encourage competition for scarce students.
ARS is coordinating the major activities of four landgrant universities and other organizations associated with the project for 4 to 5 years.
In this case, another value-added opportunity was to connect with the Landgrant College -- Kansas State University.
This happy fate is shared by three other associations - the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of State Universities and LandGrant Colleges - that joined with CASE to jointly purchase and renovate a 66-year-old building.
contains]]ennu: add Ar-ri-en-nu, proprietor of a royal landgrant (nidinti sarri) VAT, 156199:5 (Kasr archive, chive, year 9 of Darius II).