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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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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.
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The land grant university system initiated by the Morrill Act of 1862 was radical in its intent to broaden the access of Americans to higher education.
The same acre might belong to one man who had received it as part of a vast land grant from the British Crown, to another who claimed to have bought it from an Indian tribe, and to a third who had accepted it in place of salary from a state legislature--and none of the three might ever have actually laid eyes on it.
In addition, blocks of programming submitted from Land Grant Colleges and Universities, FFA, the Farm Bureau and other qualified organizations and companies support the lineup.
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