|Main Entry:||headright system|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a system of obtaining land in colonial times in which one received fifty acres of land for every emigrant to America one sponsored|
|Etymology:||right to land for bringing over a head 'person'|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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