from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several laws passed in most states exempting a householder's homestead from attachment or forced sale to meet general debts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Also, a designation of an Act of Congress authorizing and regulating the sale of public lands, in parcels of 160 acres each, to actual settlers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads


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