Right of eminent domain


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Right of eminent domain: Condemnation Proceedings
that superior dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, including that previously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.
(Law) See under Domain.

See also: Domain, Eminent

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Judge Monique Quisumbing-Ignacio, of the Mandaluyong City RTC Branch 209, had declared Section 10 (right of eminent domain) and Section 17 (transition of operations) of the More Power franchise, or R.A.
It explained that for a valid exercise of the right of eminent domain, it is necessary that the property sought to be taken is not being devoted to the particular public use contemplated by the expropriating body.
In some cases, the right of eminent domain was exercised to allow the construction of new roads or programs for public use.
During this transition period, MORE Power may exercise the right of eminent domain over existing distribution assets that are owned by Peco, and has been guaranteed speedy issuance of the licenses or permits it needs.
Clean Line doesn't have the right of eminent domain because the DOE is not yet participating in the project.
State law asserts that high-speed rails have the same rights as other railroad companies - including the right of eminent domain. In 2015, several lawmakers unsuccessfully pursued measures to block Texas Central's multibillion-dollar project.
No prudent local government exercises its right of eminent domain as anything other than a last resort.
right of eminent domain was one of those means well known when the
In 2006, Article 12a was added, and that denied the right of eminent domain taking by a private entity for private use.
The right of eminent domain is the claim of sovereignty by the state over all property within the state.
right of eminent domain is a political question--one which belongs