Land Warrant Law and Legal Definition

The term 'land warrant' is used to refer a certificate issued to the purchaser of a public land. In the U.S., a land warrant is issued by local land officers. Purchasers of public land receive conveyance from the general government.

A land warrant certifies that the person named in the certificate is entitled to the quantity of land specified in the certificate.

Land Warrant is a certificate, or scrip, entitling the holder to enjoy a specific portion of land described in the warrant. [Bolster v. Post, 57 Iowa 698, 700 (Iowa 1882)]