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Land Grant

A conveyance of public property to a subordinate government or corporation; a muniment of title issued by a state or government for the donation of some part of the public domain.

A land grant, also known as land patent, was made by the U.S. government in 1862, upon its grant to the several states of 30,000 acres of land for each of its senators and representatives serving in Congress. The lands were subsequently sold by the states and, through the proceeds, colleges were established and maintained. Such colleges, which are devoted mainly to teaching agricultural subjects and engineering, are known as land grant colleges.

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In addition, when Dumaresq sold out to settle in New South Wales, he had served nine months less than the required 20 years of service for a land grant, but he was granted the concession of allowing him to apply for a grant of land as if he had served 20 years.
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.
This grant of land both recognizes the rapid acceptance of Li Sun products and, of course, gives the Company the means to stay on the fast growth track by meeting our customers' needs.
Le contract is to be awarded a grant of land under the provisions of Articles L300-4 to L300-5.
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.
Talking to reporters here after assuming charge of his ministry, Deo said he will strive for the timely and efficient implementation of schemes launched by the ministry alongwith the grant of land rights to the tribal people dwelling in the forest areas and the forest rights.
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.
called "Grand Sud Passion" under a grant of land assigned by the city of La
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.