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Homestead

Home´stead
n.1.The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.
2.The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
We can trace them back to a homestead on the Rivers Volga and Ural.
- W. Tooke.
3.(Law) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.
Homestead law
a - A law conferring special privileges or exemptions upon owners of homesteads; esp., a law exempting a homestead from attachment or sale under execution for general debts. Such laws, with limitations as to the extent or value of the property, exist in most of the States. Called also homestead exemption law.
b - Also, a designation of an Act of Congress authorizing and regulating the sale of public lands, in parcels of 160 acres each, to actual settlers.
Noun1.homestead - the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family
2.homestead - land acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
3.homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
Verb1.homestead - settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

HOMESTEAD. The place of the house or home place. Homestead farm does not necessarily include all the parcels of land owned by the grantor, though lying and occupied together. This depends upon the intention of the parties when the term is mentioned in a deed, and is to be gathered from the context. 7 N. H. Rep. 241; 15 John. R. 471. See Manor; Mansion.

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