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homesteading

[hohm-sted-ing] /ˈhoʊmˌstɛd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of establishing a homestead.
2.
a federal program to improve deteriorating urban areas by offering abandoned or foreclosed houses to persons who agree to repair them and live in them for a specified number of years.
Also called homesteading program, urban homesteading.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, for earlier sense “homestead”; homestead + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for homesteading-program

homesteading

/ˈhəʊmˌstɛdɪŋ/
noun (in Britain)
1.
  1. a scheme whereby council tenants are enabled to buy derelict property from the council and renovate it with the aid of Government grants
  2. (as modifier): a homesteading scheme
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