What is PRE-EMPTIONER?

One who, by settlement upon the public land, or by cultivation of a portion of it, has obtained the right to purchase a portion of the land thus settled upon or cultivated, to the exclusion of all other persons. Dillingham v. Fisher, 5 Wis. 480. And see Doe v. Beck, 108 Ala. 71, 19 South. 802.

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