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  1. homestead

    • IPA[ˈhōmˌsted]

    美式

    • n.
      a house, especially a farmhouse, and outbuildings.;a person's or family's residence, which comprises the land, house, and outbuildings, and in most states is exempt from forced sale for collection of debt.
    • noun: homestead, plural noun: homesteads

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a house, especially a farmhouse, and outbuildings.
    • Australian, New Zealand a person's or family's residence, which comprises the land, house, and outbuildings, and in most states is exempt from forced sale for collection of debt.
    • South African (in southern Africa) a hut or cluster of huts occupied by one family or clan, standing alone or as part of a traditional African village.
    • 2. North American historical (as provided by the federal Homestead Act of 1862) an area of public land in the West (usually 160 acres) granted to any US citizen willing to settle on and farm the land for at least five years.