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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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(each of a different variety) rolled away to long ranges of grass crested with elaborate cast-iron ornaments; and below, in a hollow, lay the four-roomed stone house which the first Patroon had built on the land granted him in 1612.
Neither the victims nor the advocates of these rights find any channel where they record their protests and rectify the violations of rights that the law of the land grants to the residents.
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Although Abraham Sr., along with Joseph, Isaac, Jacob, and Charles, received land grants in Ascott, they never settled in this area.
Furthermore, it directs that disposal of land grants in marriage unions should be done through full bilateral consultations between couples and the final decision thereof be endorsed through an oath statement, he said.
Texas Land Grants, 1750-1900: A Documentary History
Institutions with widely defined missions, likely associated with land grants, research activity, and large size, would find their resources fragmented over time as more and more mission-centric demands for limited resources arise, each demand soundly grounded in any of the multiple, equally essential, mission objectives.
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. But after the US-Mexican War, corrupt US federal officials aided in a pattern of land speculation that dispossessed land grant holders of their common property.
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 decreased awareness and potential budget cuts, land grants have scrambled to demonstrate their value and accountability through the name branding and marketing of their services.