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Land

Real estate or property. It is the primary (and indeed one of the only) assets whose values do not depreciate over time. Depending on the particular title, ownership of land may include mineral rights to any geophysical aspects occurring thereon. Ownership of land does not automatically include the right to develop it, depending on local regulations. While supply of land does not vary, demand may change greatly depending on its particular features, number of people in the area, and cultural differences regarding land ownership. It is an attractive form of collateral because it cannot be stolen or destroyed. See also: Plot, zoning law.

land

A firm's dollar investment in real estate.

land

see NATURAL RESOURCES.

land

In the law,the surface of the earth,descending down in a cone shape to the center of the world and upward to the heavens, along with all natural things thereon, such as minerals, water, vegetation, and rights to the air.This is less than the concept of real property,which includes land but also all rights in and to land or its use, and all artificial things attached to the land.

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At this site, Lauje from the coast backed by the desa headman and enabled by a broker grabbed and purchased land from highlanders, precipitating their descent into landlessness.
Myanmar's current highly skewed distribution of land, its growing levels of landlessness, and increasingly contentious disputes over land access not only pose dangers to vulnerable household welfare, but also risk inflaming social tensions and conflict.
This fluidity, this embrace of landlessness, enables Ishmael to survive when the Pequod splinters and sinks.
Melville wants to induce landlessness, to unmoor readers from the safety of convention, of delusion, illusion, and the whole-cloth of necessary lies exposed by the clothes philosophy.
It thus seems logical to conclude that state land redistribution policies have not effectively targeted eradication of landlessness.
The eight-impoverishment risks are landlessness, joblessness, homelessness, marginalisation, food insecurity, increased morbidity and mortality, loss of access to common property and social disarticulation.
Thus, this redistribution will not only redress the long drawn-out problem of landlessness, but also minimise future risks of conflict and increase agricultural productivity.
Many returnees are facing challenges such as landlessness, a lack of shelter, water and basic services such as health care and education.
Let us open this dialogue to include approaches to reading the Bible and doing theology that have emerged from other contexts of conflict, landlessness, dispossession, oppression and exclusion so that we might more rigorously analyze the conflict, interrogate ideologies like antisemitism and Christian Zionism, and contribute towards peace-making and peace-building in Palestine-Israel.
They claim that as the industry expands and more hectares are planted monocropping sugarcane, existing problems in rural areas of landlessness, hunger, unemployment, environmental degradation, and agrarian conflicts will be exacerbated.
Yet, the absence of effective institutions of government, basic laws, and an impartial judiciary, accompanied by continuing impunity and threats against those who criticize the status quo, increasing landlessness, and growing numbers of displaced persons all leave Cambodia's citizens insecure, vulnerable to systemic denial and violations of their rights, and exposed to well-established methods for maintaining the existing economic and political order.