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in US history, the grant of a certain number of acres (usu. 50) to a settler in a new territory, specif. in the 17th and 18th centuries; also, the system which offered these land grants; also written head-right
New settlers who paid their own passage to Virginia were granted one headright.
the provision to Native American tribal members of an interest in the tribal trust fund accruing from the lease of tribal oil, gas, and mineral rights, and the sale of tribal lands
an inheritable right to land, formerly granted in Texas