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homestead law

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homestead law a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homestead law 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.
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Usage

In literature:

This same homestead law was the only one available for use on the cattle-range.
"The Passing of the Frontier" by Emerson Hough
Charles and Roswell studied law with their father in the quaint little office detached from the Field homestead at Newfane.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
The law provides that a homestead to the value of $1,000 shall inure to the widow.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
This is the homestead law of the State.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
The latest way of working the old trick is through the homestead law.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
I've been afraid to make a move, or to do anything except curl down and study the homestead laws all this time.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
A farmer in a neighboring county had, through ignorance of the homestead law, met with difficulties in securing title to his claim.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Hite, we are told, allowed his sons-in-law to choose their own homesteads.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
Non-residents as a rule are not within the privilege of the homestead laws.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Also the United States Homestead Law, Mining Laws of the Respective States, etc.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
He had lived in Kansas since the passage of the homestead law.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He is in favor of internal improvements and a homestead law, as his votes will show.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
Our Homestead Commission was established to investigate defective housing conditions and study building and tenement house laws.
"Anti-Suffrage Essays" by Various
The Enlarged Homestead Law has encouraged the successful farming of lands in the semi-arid regions.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
The homestead laws in Canada, though not the same in every State, go much further than any laws we possess to prevent the breaking up of a home.
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
He was always a great advocate of a homestead law.
"Thomas Hart Benton" by Theodore Roosevelt
But haven't you got some homestead exemption laws in this part of the country?
"A Prairie Courtship" by Harold Bindloss
War-veterans shall receive special consideration in the enactment of a homestead law.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
HOMESTEAD LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
The homestead law of Iowa, however, only exempted a homestead in favor of a resident of the state.
"Autobiography of Charles Clinton Nourse" by Charles Clinton Nourse
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In news:

Property tax dollars are a key source of funding for schools, law enforcement and other services, but some people are scamming the system of those needed dollars through the homestead exemption.
Property tax dollars are a key source of funding for schools, law enforcement and other services, but some people are scamming the system of those needed dollars through the homestead exemption .
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