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land grant

noun
1.
a tract of land given by the government, as for colleges or railroads.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • The transcontinental railroads, for instance, got a crucial boost from a federal land grant program.
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British Dictionary definitions for land grant

land grant

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a grant of public land to a college, railway, etc
2.
(modifier) (US) designating a state university established with such a grant
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