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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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The land grant is finalized only after the municipal authorities' approval and only after they ensure that the beneficiary did not get a land grant on an earlier occasion, Al-Eqtisadiah business daily reported yesterday.
Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen had earlier urged the fund managers and the Hail municipality to speed up the land grant process in the province.
Fawaz Al-Shamri, director of the Real Estate Development Fund in Hail, reassured citizens that the land grant project would be effective immediately in Hail, thereby allowing the applicants, whose loans were approved, to commence the construction of their houses as soon as possible.
Even though the Percheman decision also adjudicated a Spanish land grant, comments of the court quoted here are equally applicable to British land grants in Florida.
Application of American Law to British Land Grants in Florida
With respect to the legitimacy of British land grants, the land commissioners and the courts faced the legal issue of how to reconcile ownership rights afforded to private parties under the Treaties of 1783 (Florida transferred from Britain back to Spain) and 1821 (Florida transferred from Spain to the U.
Ultimately, when considering legal validity of British land grants under the standards of American law after Florida became a U.
Budget Director, Ann Visalli, questioned the university s request of $1 million to match the federal level s 1890 land grant funding came just a year after the agency was awarded $600,000 for land grant funds.
Legally, they were trespassers, since most of the land they were prospecting had hundreds of competing interests: Mexican land grants, absentee owners, rival settlers, and the absence of a federal law that could be enforced.
The committee, which was set up by the provincial governorate of Madinah, discovered that a number of plots that had been earmarked for the government's land grant program had gone to municipal officials and their relatives.
Instead, they published a notification saying, "The chairman of the Badr municipality urges interested applicants for plots to contact the land grant committee to participate in a draw which will be held during normal working hours.
The investigators discovered that plots in prime locations had been granted to the wife of the chairman of the land grant committee and his nephew.