from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A government grant of public land for a railroad, highway, or state college.
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- n. A grant of land by the US government to encourage the development of western states, especially land transportation and practical higher education.
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- n. a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
c. 1860 (Wiktionary)