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2 definitions found
 for Department of the Interior
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interior \In*te"ri*or\, n.
     1. That which is within; the internal or inner part of a
        thing; the inside.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Department of the Interior, that department of the
        government of the United States which has charge of
        pensions, patents, public lands and surveys, the Indians,
        education, etc.; that department of the government of a
        country which is specially charged with the internal
        affairs of that country; the home department.
  
     Secretary of the Interior, the cabinet officer who, in the
        United States, is at the head of the Department of the
        Interior.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Department of the Interior
      n 1: the United States federal department charged with
           conservation and the development of natural resources;
           created in 1849 [syn: Department of the Interior,
           Interior Department, Interior, DoI]

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