[hed-rahyt] /ˈhɛdˌraɪt/

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 , 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.

See headright

an inheritable right to land, formerly granted in Texas


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