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land grant

n.
A government grant of public land for a railroad, highway, or state college.
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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
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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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Then Retief drew the paper from a leather pouch, which set out the boundaries of the grant of land, and it was translated to the king by an interpreter.
Carlos: he was rewarded by the Spanish government with a grant of land. During the summer, many of the Indians wander about the forests (but chiefly in the higher parts, where the woods are not quite so thick) in search of the half-wild cattle which live on the leaves of the cane and certain trees.
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As regarded grant of land to newly appointed faculty, the vice chancellor explained they had no space available for the purpose; however, he said the varsity administration would take the matter up with Government of Sindh with a view to acquire land for the target objective to resolve the issue.
Regarding grant of land to newly appointed faculty, the vice chancellor explained they had no space available for this purpose; however, he said the varsity administration would take the matter up with the Government of Sindh with a view to acquire land for the target objective to resolve the issue.
A three-judge bench of the apex court had taken up implementation of its May 4, 2018 judgement in which grant of land to Malir Development Authority by the Sindh government, its exchange with the land of Bahria Town and anything done under the provisions of the Colonisation of Government Land Act 1912 by the provincial government was termed illegal.
The apex court had taken up implementation of its May 4, 2018 judgement in which the grant of land to Malir Development Authority by the Sindh government, its exchange with the land of Bahria Town and anything done under the provisions of the Colonisation of Government Land Act 1912 by the provincial government was termed illegal.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) Thursday approved extension in interim bail of former Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah till 21st March in a petition related to call up notice issued by the NAB in case of grant of land to MDA.
Under the May 4 verdict, the court had barred Bahria Town Karachi from selling any plot or constructed apartment in the housing scheme on the outskirts of the metropolis, declaring the grant of land to the Malir Developshyment Authority and its exchange with the land of the private land developers illegal and void ab initio.
Thakur and others had earlier told the apex court that during the tenure of the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in the state, based on a charge sheet prepared by the party, cases were lodged against Thakur, Dhumal and eight Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers over alleged irregularities in grant of land on lease for construction of the cricket stadium.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has questioned the grant of land to dismissed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima even though these were covered under the government's agrarian reform program.