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land grant

A grant of public lands by the government, usually for roads, railroads, or agricultural colleges.

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That our people duly value the benefits resulting from a steady application to farming pursuits and a settled mode of life, thereby has made a frequent application to the House of Assembly of this Island to obtain a Grant of Land on which our People could permanently reside without fear of molestation a favour though earnestly sought is yet denied us--thereby our people are still compelled to wander in the Forests as an unprotected neglected Race of the human species unworthy to enjoy the Patronage or favour of those vested with authority.
In one such case, the Orissa government was forced to reverse a grant of land made to Vedanta's Anil Agarwal Foundation to establish a private university, as a result of an RTI request.
After the war, he petitioned for a grant of land in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and received around 10,000 acres in 1783 in Wilmot, just outside of Middleton.
In 1792, Congress confirmed a grant of land to the Ohio Company which specified that a considerable amount of the land be reserved for the support of religion.
A recently published grant of land at Wiverton in Nottinghamshire dating from 1253-c.
Le contract is to be awarded a grant of land under the provisions of Articles L300-4 to L300-5.
The 1172 document is a grant of land at Haluton, or Haughton, in Northumberland by William, King of the Scots, to Reginald Prath of Tindale.
By 1797, he had 12 children and at the Proceedings of Loyalist Commissioners in Montreal that year, he petitioned for an additional grant of land due to his large family.
called "Grand Sud Passion" under a grant of land assigned by the city of La