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From in- +‎ holding


inholding (plural inholdings)

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  1. A piece of privately-owned land inside the boundary of a national park, national forest, state park, or similar publicly-owned protected area.
    • 2008 May 30, Jon Hurdle, “Fight Over Land Use at Valley Forge”, in New York Times[1]:
      Thomas M. Daly, chief executive of the American Revolution Center, called the association’s concerns about inholdings a “specious argument.”

Usage notes[edit]

Note that the inholder can be another government agency. Per 43 CFR Subtitle A (10-1-09 Edition) p. 527: Inholding means State-owned or privately owned land, including subsurface rights of such owners underlying public lands or a valid mining claim or other valid occupancy that is within or is effectively surrounded by one or more areas.

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  1. present participle of inhold
    • 1836, Ebenezer Erkine, Donald Fraser, The Whole Works of the Rev. Ebenezer Erskine, Minister of the Gospel at Stirling, W. S. & A. Young, page 248:
      O sirs, grace is not for inholding, but for outgiving; grace could not be grace if it were otherwise.