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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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Land was given to the chairman of the land grant committee; the undersecretary and secretary of the municipal chairman; the supervisor of the maintenance projects; the chairman of the municipality's projects department; a member of the land grant committee and his father; the nephew of the land grant committee's chairman, his brother, brothers-in-law and son-in law; the brother of a municipal supervisor; the cousin of a municipal projects manager; the nephew of the former undersecretary at the Madinah municipality; and the son of the major contractor at the Badr municipality.
The privately owned parcel was once part of the original Calabasas land grant, Devine said.
GAO interviewed senior administrators at 43 minority-serving institutions that had either applied for an NRI grant between fiscal years 1997 and 2001 or received more than $100,000 from USDA for research, three major land grant universities, and cognizant USDA officials.
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Why, he writes, "would we want to give someone a land grant for some small step and allow them to do nothing more for the next 20 years except stop anyone else who is ready to settle and develop the land?
Medieval peasants' goal, he contends, "was to keep the ancestral holding intact and to compensate offspring excluded from the core tenement as generously as possible by means of an ancillary land grant, chattel wealth or a money settlement".
In connection with the merger, Westland will also fund $100 million to the Atrisco Heritage Foundation, a charitable trust to promote and preserve the ancestral and cultural heritage of Westland's shareholders and the history of the Atrisco Land Grant.
The 2501 Program primarily partners with Historically Black Land Grant Universities ( 1890 Land Grant Institutions), Native American Land Grant Tribal Colleges and Universities ( 1994 Land Grant Institutions), Hispanic-Serving Institutions of higher education, and community-based and non-profit organizations that work with minority and veteran farmers and ranchers.
An advisory council was established to select the RCCI pilot states and colleges, monitor the effectiveness of RCCI activities, and establish trust between community/tribal colleges and land grant universities.
An 1837 Mexican land grant carved out the Camarillo Ranch, which once covered 10,000 acres but over the years has shrunk to just 4.
The author of dozens of books, journal articles and presentations, Matkin is an active member of University Continuing Education Association, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the Certified Financial Planners Education Task Force.
Through the 2501 Program, support is distributed to entities that work with minority or veteran farmers and ranchers -- 1890 Land Grant Institutions, 1994 Land Grant Institutions, American Indian Tribal community colleges and Alaska Native cooperative colleges, Hispanic-serving and other institutions of higher education, Tribal governments and organizations, or community-based organizations.