land grab

noun
the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
Also, land-grab.

land-grabber, noun
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It is also a land grab: an attempt to map out preferred borders.
The land grant had quickly become a dangerously out-of control land grab.
They characterize the adjacent area designation as a land grab.
But instead of letting them in one at a time, the students actually do a land
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