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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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Through the 2501 Program, outreach and technical assistance is provided to minority and veteran farmers and ranchers through partnering organizations, including 1890 Land Grant Institutions, 1994 Land Grant Institutions, other American Indian Tribal community colleges and Alaska Native cooperative colleges, Hispanic-serving and other institutions of higher education, Tribal governments and organizations, and community-based organizations.
Properties of violence; law and land grant struggle in northern New Mexico.
The REDF implemented the land grant project in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
The conference was held at Pennsylvania State University as the first in a series of nationwide events leading up to the 150th anniversary in 2012 of the Morrill Land Grant College Act.
The committee found that a number of plots earmarked for the government's land grant program had gone to municipal officials and their relatives.
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On the other hand, American historians have been, for the most part, uninterested in aspects of the overall settlement that delineated rights of British land grant holders in Spanish colonial Florida.
Editor's Note: The "Transcription of 1785 Land Grant to Ackley, Isaac & Others 'The West Chester Loyalists'," dated 16 June 1785 and registered 14 July 1785, contains one hundred and three Loyalist , names, including Sergeant Gabriel Purdy UE and Lieutenant Gilbert Purdy UE, who are described in an article in this issue on pages 25-31.
Victor Ivan, the editor of the Sinhalese-language weekly newspaper Ravaya, has gone to court challenging the land grant as illegal and the case has been listed for hearing.
Historians say the original Reyes Adobe was built in about 1850 on the El Rancho de Las Virgenes land grant extending from west of the San Fernando Valley, up to Lindero Canyon Road along the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
In response to a request by congressional members, this report: (1) describes the confirmation procedures by which the United States implemented the property protection provisions of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with respect to community land grants located in New Mexico, and the results produced by those procedures; (2) identifies and assesses concerns regarding these procedures as they pertain to the government's confirmation of these grants from 1854 to 1904; (3) identifies and assesses concerns regarding acreage transferred voluntarily or involuntarily after the confirmation procedures were completed; and (4) identifies possible options that Congress may wish to consider in response to remaining community land grant concerns.
edu), and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (www.