patent (land)

  • An instrument issued by the government conveying the title of land from the public domain to private ownership. See also Homestead.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 1

1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).