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homestead law

noun
1.
any law exempting homesteads from seizure or sale for debt.
2.
any law making public lands available to settlers to be used as farms.
3.
any of various state laws granting special property tax exemptions or other privileges to homesteaders.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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homestead law

noun
1.
(in the US and Canada) any of various laws conferring certain privileges on owners of homesteads
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