Homestead meaning

hōmstĕd
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Homestead is defined as a house and the land surrounding it.

A family farm is an example of a homestead.

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The place where one's home is.
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A house, especially a farmhouse, with adjoining buildings and land.
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(law) Property qualifying as a person's home under certain laws, such as laws providing tax abatements and exemptions, survivorship rights for spouse and children, and immunity from claims of creditors.
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Land claimed by a settler or squatter, especially under the Homestead Act.
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A place where a family makes its home, including the land, house, and outbuildings.
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To claim and settle (land) as a homestead.
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(law) Such a place occupied by the owner and his family and exempted from seizure or forced sale to meet general debts.
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To become a settler on a homestead.
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Houses, other buildings, and land comprising a residence.
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The place that is one's home.
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To settle and farm land, especially under the Homestead Act.
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A tract of public land (160 acres by the Homestead Act of 1862) granted by the U.S. government to a settler to be developed as a farm.
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To settle on as a homestead.
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A house together with surrounding land and buildings, especially on a farm.

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(South Africa) A cluster of several houses occupied by an extended family.
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The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
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To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.
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