land-grant college

land-grant college

[land-grant, -grahnt]
noun
a U.S. college or university (land-grant university) entitled to support from the federal government under the provisions of the Morrill Acts.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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land-grant college

any of numerous American institutions of higher learning that were established under the first Morrill Act (1862). This act was passed by the U.S. Congress and was named for the act's sponsor, Vermont congressman Justin S. Morrill

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