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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

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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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NYSE: RIG) has initiated a compulsory acquisition of all remaining shares in European offshore drilling contractor Songa Offshore SE that are not already owned by Transocean, the company said.
2018concerning the recourse of a land owner claiming an order annulling the revocation of the order of compulsory acquisition of her land.
Karo Pharma AB (STO:KARO), an operator of a drug research and development company, announced on Thursday that its board of directors has resolved to carry out a compulsory acquisition of all the remaining shares in Weifa not already owned by Karo Pharma (the minority shares).
CMA CGM said, "Payment for NOL shares that are compulsorily acquired will be made in cash within seven business days after the completion of the compulsory acquisition exercise, which is expected to take at least one month from its commencement.
A notice of compulsory acquisition is expected to be mailed in mid-October to holders of common shares who did not tender their shares to the offer.
Compulsory acquisition has become the new battle front and Premier Barnett is leading the charge.
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) & (TSX: AEM), a Canadian headquartered gold producer with operations located in Canada, Finland and Mexico, and exploration and/or development activities in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United States, has exercised its right under the compulsory acquisition provisions in Section 300 of the Business Corporations Act.
Mr Bullock said Villa were obliged to hold the cash in trust for shareholders who did not respond to the compulsory acquisition letters.
By exceeding the 90-percent threshold, Solectron will acquire the remaining shares of NatSteel Electronics through compulsory acquisition, under Singapore law.
UUNet Australia also said it expects to announce on March 1 that it will exercise its right under the Australian Corporations Law to acquire by compulsory acquisition all OzEmail ordinary shares (including ADSs) still outstanding.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-October 13, 2017-Karo Pharma to carry out compulsory acquisition of shares in Weifa