eminent domain


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eminent domain

n.
The power of a government to take private property for public use without the owner's consent, provided just compensation is given.

eminent domain

n
(Law) law the right of a state to confiscate private property for public use, payment usually being made to the owners in compensation

em′inent domain′


n.
the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eminent domain - the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made
legal right - a right based in law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The city declared the area blighted pursuant to the state's tax increment financing (TIF) act, which permits municipalities to use eminent domain and tax abatements to redevelop blighted areas, subject to constitutional limitations.
2419, the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007, also known as the Farm Bill, if a state or local government were to use the power of eminent domain for these public purposes, even if such action was completely in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo, its own statutes, ordinances, and regulations, the state or local government could lose all federal funding for a period of five years.
He concentrates his practice in condemnation and eminent domain, and environmental and commercial litigation.
Perhaps they understand something the judge doesn't, but that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor did in her dissent in Kelo: that the burden of eminent domain will inevitably fall on those least able to protect themselves in the process that he thinks is sufficient.
The eminent domain litigation between the parties is scheduled for trial before the PUC in January 2007.
22 resolution in which the hospital district board said any actions that might be interpreted as an attempt at eminent domain are ``null and void.
So far in Ohio the use of eminent domain for private development has been approved only in neighborhoods considered "blighted.
NLC acknowledges the spirit underlying this bill and does not condone abuse of eminent domain power that violates state law.
Along with prohibiting eminent domain for private development, the Florida initiative forbids government from taking property for purposes of eliminating "blight.
According to NC Eminent Domain Attorney Stan Abrams, this means that property owners will begin receiving offers from the NCDOT for their land, if they haven't already.
We can't stop anyone from starting an eminent domain,'' Porter said.
The panelists, who discussed issues surrounding the use of eminent domain, singled out Ratner as someone who has gone out of his way to provide fair compensation to people in the Brooklyn community where he is developing a mutil-billion dollar mixed used community that includes a new Nets arena.