What does reclamation mean?

reclamation meaning in General Dictionary

the conversion of wasteland into land appropriate using habitation or cultivation

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  • the data recovery of of use substances from waste products
  • rescuing from error and returning to a rightful program
  • The work or procedure for reclaiming
  • The work or means of reclaiming.
  • Representation built in resistance; remonstrance.

reclamation meaning in Law Dictionary

1. Commerce: Seller's right to restore perhaps not covered goods. 2. Land development: Conversion of unusable land into important property. 3. Recycling: Restoration of materials within a waste stream.

reclamation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., "a revoking" (of a grant, etc.), from Old French r

reclamation meaning in Business Dictionary

1. Commerce: Seller's legal right to get back perhaps not paid-for products. See also recaption. 2. Land development: Conversion of unusable land including wilderness, marshland, or submerged land into valuable real-estate by irrigating, drying out, or filling. 3. Recycling: Restoration of products present in a waste flow to useful use.

reclamation - French to English


reclamation meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The act or procedure of reclaiming.

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  • (n.) Representation made in resistance; remonstrance.

Sentence Examples with the word reclamation

The work of construction was under the control of the Inland Waterways and Docks Section of the Royal Engineers, and involved the reclamation of a large tract of swampy foreshore, the widening and deepening of the waterway, the construction of a wharf and jetty nearly a mile in length equipped with powerful cranes and of docks for the building and repair of certain kinds of craft, the erection of acres of hutments and store-sheds, and the laying of some 50 m.

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