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

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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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It is plain that MVP would be unable to satisfy the FERC deadline for completion in October 2020 if it were required to wait until the completion of condemnation proceedings.
Endres will be responsible for managing activities of ODOT's Legal Division, including managing real property law, condemnation proceedings and other legal matters.
The AFAB shall be given the power not only to acquire, but procure and/or increase, expand either through purchase, negotiation or condemnation proceedings private or public lands.
On Monday night, aldermen agreed to begin condemnation proceedings against the theater -- a possibility city officials have suggested since talks of a city takeover surfaced last year.
The Commissioner initiated condemnation proceedings and deposited $248,707 with the clerk of the court as the Commissioner's estimate of fair market value.
He has served as an elder, trustee and chairman of several committees at Ridglea Presbyterian Church, as a board member of the Tarrant County Appraisal Review Board, Past President of the Meadows West Homeowners Association, and as a Special Commissioner appointed to determine fair compensation in Condemnation Proceedings.
But pipeline operators are paying more to settle the cases that do go to condemnation proceedings, in part because of the recent high jury verdicts, according to lawyers who specialize in such cases.
1031, and a conveyance made as a result of condemnation proceedings may qualify for elective deferral of gain under Sec.
Throughout his prominent career, Cronin has represented many of the largest developers, property owners and national corporations in tax certiorari and condemnation proceedings throughout New York State.
That approval sparked protests from LNG opponents - and from many property owners who lived along the pipeline route whose titles were clouded by the threat of condemnation proceedings and who were fearful of potential environmental damage from the project.
Zoned rights-of-way are often the subject of condemnation proceedings, because these areas, by their very nature, are typically needed to expand existing roadways.
50) The city initiated condemnation proceedings against Klopping in late 1965 and abandoned the proceedings just over a year later.