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land-grabber

[land-grab-er] /ˈlændˌgræb ər/
noun
1.
a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.
Origin of land-grabber
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism

land grab

or land-grab

noun
1.
the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
Related forms
land-grabber, noun
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  • landgrabber, name given in Ireland to one in the possession or occupancy of land from which another has been evicted.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

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