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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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The contributions trace the changes among AmericaAEs land grants over the past century and a half.
direct land grants to private sports clubs at nil or nominal premium;
During pre-state days, the area now called New Mexico was populated by Spanish-speaking sheepherders and farmers living on under large common-property land grants.
These creeping expansions continue despite recent Israeli practices to discontinue large land grants to Israeli settlements, due to increasing international pressure.
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In response to the need to communicate effectively using multiple channels, land grants have developed "communications service units" staffed by public information specialists, writers, and videographers, whose job it is to help shape communications and information/education efforts.
This background paper from the Center on Education Policy (CEP) examines the origins, history, and evolution of federal land grants for public schools, as well as their significance as an early example of the federal role in education.
There was also another list of 800 other people who were selected for land grants in previous years.
This research extends back to the mid 1800s during the growth of the railroad community and the government land grants provided to the railroads.
The treaty between Britain and Spain took into consideration British land grants in Florida and property rights arising thereunder.
Urban entrepreneurs, Wills argues, found themselves well-rehearsed by their predecessors to manipulate and profit from government-supported Indian removal, land grants, railroad development, and commercial and agricultural ventures, with the most successful assuming their place in the transportation networks, which "promised to link them with government handouts, with other profitable businesses, and with regional assets.
Davidson County, one of the fastest-growing areas of the frontier, originally refused to join the Franklin cause, since the area's remoteness precluded bother from North Carolina tax collectors and (more important) its land grants were issued from across the mountains.