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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 Duchy of Lancaster, which passes to reigning monarchs, is spread across England and Wales and originated in a grant of land made in 1265 to a Plantagenet prince.
Designation of a developer and award a grant of land for the creation of a development on the territory of the town of Sangatte Bleriot-Plage, approved by resolution of the Council dated 22.
Impressed by the Italian churches, on his return he asked King Ecgfrith of Northumbria for a grant of land to build a church.
Designation of a developer and award a grant of land for urban restructuring the district including wasteland "rodier" and "bellardan" the city of bohain in vermandois which will be pardoned for resale of the property.
Completion of the development of the district Long Arm (11 ha) under a grant of land, for a period of 10 years, subject to the provisions of Articles L.
The local public company Mediterranean (SPLM) is responsible for the implementation of a development project called "Grand Sud Passion" in the context of a grant of land assigned by the City of La Valette du Var dated from 1.
This notice relates to the award of a grant of land subject to Community law concessions.
Local Public Mediterranean Society (SPLM) is responsible for the implementation of a development project called "Grand Sud Passion" in the context of a grant of land assigned by the City of La Valette du Var dated 1 March 2010.
Assistance project owner for the creation of the BIA Europort Lorraine and the implementation of a grant of land.