Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The law of a land or country; the ‘law of the land.’
  • n. Law, or a law, relating to land considered as property.

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Examples

  • English land-law practices were too cumbersome, technical, and expensive for this class to bear.

    A History of American Law

  • Yet the specific historical ways in which women had organized their relationship to the landtheir strategies for obtaining fields, their notions of land tenure, their land-use practices and farming cultureremained neglected subjects, despite general acknowledgement that rural women's lives would be profoundly affected by land-law reform in the postwar era of World Bank-financed reconstruction.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Meanwhile, defenders of peasants 'rights in Mozambique's land-law debate were recommending that statutory rights to bounded tracts of "ancestral" land be given to rural communitieswhose boundaries and constitution peasant advocates rarely specifiedand that local bodies much like the LC be vested with the authority to negotiate terms of land use by private interests and the state.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Failure to examine postwar land politics from local historical, cultural, and gendered perspectives has perpetuated the stereotype (much deployed in Mozambique's land-law debate) that "customary law" invariably "discriminates against women" 11 and obscures how earlier changes in land administration negatively affected many female farmers.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Clear patterns emerge from this literature, mainly involving the negative consequences that African women have experienced as a result of privatization, individualization of land tenure, land concentration, and postcolonial land-law reforms whether implemented by market-oriented or socialist states.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • "Can you bind the winds as well as land-law?" he asked incredulously.

    Harpist in the Wind

  • His thoughts were filled instantly with the living land-law of An. His heart pounded sharply against his ribs.

    Harpist in the Wind

  • They never meddled with land-law, or hunted a harpist from one end of the realm to the other to kill him.

    Harpist in the Wind

  • There was no place anywhere in the realm for a man who unbound land-law and shaped wind.

    Harpist in the Wind

  • "They are of the land-law of An. The power and heart of An. Nothing more."

    Harpist in the Wind

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