What Is the Definition of Headright?


The term headright is a legal term referring to a grant of land that was given to settlers in the 13 British colonies in North America. The system was mainly used in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland.
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Law. a beneficial interest for each member of an Indian tribe in the tribal trust fund accruing from the lease of tribal oil, gas, and mineral rights, the sale of tribal lands, etc.
American History a grant of land, usually 50 acres to a settler, given by certain colonies and companies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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