A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its privileges – made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants are not limited to the countries named below.
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“The land was our before we were the lands.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
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