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land office Syllabification: land of·fice

Definition of land office in English:


North American
A government office recording dealings in public land.
Example sentences
  • It has now two printing offices - each publish a paper; sixteen stores; several commission merchants; auctioneer; a land office; and various other public offices, which draw numbers of people from the country.
  • ‘But if many people lose their certificates in the same area, the subdistrict office could file all their claims in one application,’ said Yanto, an officer at the land office.
  • He had been unable to secure a travel advance before leaving Indiana, and thereafter the land office had repeatedly denied or delayed reimbursement for the expenses incurred in getting the survey started.


do a land-office business
informal Do a lot of successful business: the open-air air show did a land-office business
More example sentences
  • It's not surprising that companies offering a way to raise credit scores are doing a land-office business.
  • The local pizza joint did a land office business around 6:00 pm.
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