from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A government office that handles and keeps records of the sale or transfer of public land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a government office in which the entries upon, and sales of, public land are registered, and other business respecting the public lands is transacted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See land office, under land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a government office where business relating to public lands is transacted
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The land office for the north-western district has been located at Ojibeway, a town site situated sixty miles above here, on the Mississippi, near the mouth of Muddy River.