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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.
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.
However, this is difficult to achieve, especially in the instance of public relations efforts on behalf of public institutions such as land grants because of the large amount of people involved in communication efforts, often in multiple locations throughout the state.
However, the findings do suggest limited transferability and some potential future directions for research in this area with other land grants in other states.
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.
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.
Why, he writes, "would we want to give someone a land grant for some small step and allow them to do nothing more for the next 20 years except stop anyone else who is ready to settle and develop the land?
The land acquisitions are square-mile parcels that checkerboard the Sierra Nevada river canyons -- a legacy of 19th century railroad land grants.
The land acquisitions are parcels that checkerboard the Sierra Nevada river canyons-a legacy of 19th century railroad land grants.
The Irvine Ranch roots date back to the late 19th century, when James Irvine assembled the property through purchase of three Spanish and Mexican land grants.
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.