One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounAustralian, Canadian, NZ
A grant of government-owned land made to an individual or company.‘there was no lake on the lands conveyed by the Crown grant’
- ‘The society is entitled to a Crown grant of the said piece of land described, containing one hundred acres.’
- ‘The first Europeans to come to the area were United Empire Loyalists who had fled the American Revolution and had received Crown grants of land near the mouths of the East and West Rivers.’
- ‘In the same year he received a crown grant of the keepership of the forests of Bringwood and Prestwood.’
- ‘There was no lake bed on the lands conveyed by the Crown grant at the time the grant was given.’
- ‘The legality of the Crown grant was thrown into question.’
- ‘There are a few small crown grants within the property boundaries that have been in force since the late 1800s.’
- ‘His first position is that the law of accretion does not apply to the land comprised in the Crown grant.’
- ‘The idea was that the loyals would receive a Crown grant to a piece of land somewhere and the rebels would be rounded up and placed on land especially reserved for them.’
- ‘Officers revealed the park had been managed by a council under a restricted Crown grant since 1888.’
- ‘It is our submission that the use that was made of the land, the nature of the permit, and the fact that a Crown grant never eventuated, denies extinguishment in these circumstances.’
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