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donation land

noun, (in the U.S.)
1.
land given free or sold on liberal terms by a state or the federal government, especially to encourage settlement in undeveloped areas.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • At an early age she dove into the local history of her ancestors and studied adjacent donation land claims surrounding her farm.

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