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a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)

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On direct land grants to private sports clubs at nil or nominal premium, the Administration started the private recreational lease policy review in September 2013.
Properties of violence; law and land grant struggle in northern New Mexico.
The REDF implemented the land grant project in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
The committee found that a number of plots earmarked for the government's land grant program had gone to municipal officials and their relatives.
However, the story of Florida's missing Spanish real estate records has already been recounted, (13) and the main issue here is the fate of land owners claiming title based on British land grants once the U.
The second period, from 1861-1872, reflects entrepreneurs' initial success in navigating government contracts, land grants, and lawmakers, as reflected in a burst of railroad construction and commercial, manufacturing, and farming interests.
Over a 50-year period starting in 1854, Congress directed implementation of the property protection provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in New Mexico for community land grants through two distinct and successive procedures.
With a glowing introduction, Macdonell proceeded to York (today Toronto) to secure the land grants promised his flock in Britain.
Founded in 1843 as several Mexican land grants, Tejon Ranch is now home to farming operations, cattle grazing, resource extraction operations, recreational activities, and limited real estate development along the Interstate 5 corridor.
These land grants go to funding economic workforce and community development programs like nutrition and home horticulture programs to meet childhood obesity.
The Morrill land grants are credited with laying the foundation for the country's system of state colleges and universities, bringing higher education to millions of students.
First, before 1964 largescale holdings in Aconcagua depended on an almost completely male laborforce made up of resident laborers paid largely through land grants and in kind (the inquilinos) and seasonal and permanent wageworkers.
The United States inherited from Britain not only its fantastically complex land law but also a mess of overlapping land grants.
The privately owned lands are parcels that checkerboard the Sierra Nevada river canyons -- a legacy of 19th century railroad land grants.
More limited forms of ownership (mining rights, for example), or simply smaller land grants, might be allocated to entities that send robotic probes to survey a territory (to a specified degree of precision).