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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.
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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
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n.
the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
[1730–40]
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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 two companies allegedly purchased the property in December 1981 from a company known as Joreth Limited.The NLC said that having completed all the legal processes for compulsory acquisition on July 18, 2017, the Ministry of Education Principal Secretary wrote a letter to the National Treasury asking it to process the compensation for the purchase of land for the two schools.
Additionally, as a result of the compulsory acquisition procedure, Invitel began terminating the Deposit Agreement of 27 February 2009 with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, which governs the ADSs.
Court documents show the Kenya Railway informed the institution about the compulsory acquisition of the land on November 10, 2017.
The acquisition includes all shares not acquired under Intercap's take-over bid made on May 19, 2017 pursuant to the compulsory acquisition provisions of the Business Corp.s Act (Ontario).
It also seeks the court to direct that all interested parties file their documents, correspondences and any other instrument used in the process of compulsory acquisition within seven days.
On or around April 25, 2018, Cyclops plans to enforce the judgment of the Enterprise Chamber against the remaining Mobileye minority shareholders by paying the aggregate compulsory acquisition price for the remaining outstanding Mobileye shares to the consignment office of the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
According to the company, following the settlement of the voluntary offer, it intends to initiate a compulsory acquisition of the remaining outstanding shares of Weifa in accordance with applicable laws, as well as to propose that Weifa applies for a delisting of its shares from Oslo Bors.
Marathon PGM Corporation (TSX: MAR), a Canada-based company that explores for mineral resources, has completed a compulsory acquisition procedure set out in the British Columbia Business Corporations Act (BCBCA) to acquire the remaining Discovery PGM Exploration Ltd (Discovery) common shares not acquired on completion of a take-over bid offer.
In parallel, TeliaSonera has decided to conduct a compulsory acquisition. The redemption price in the compulsory acquisition is equal to the public offer price.
She said a supplementary budget of Sh1.5 billion had to be commissioned for the compulsory acquisition of the land.