compulsory purchase

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compulsory purchase

n
(Law) purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell
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compulsory purchase

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Mr Cook said he felt "very sorry" for small firms caught up in HS2 compulsory purchases.
A specialist in compulsory purchase has warned that while householders and large companies displaced by the route of the proposed high-speed rail link may be satisfied with the compensation they receive, small and medium-sized firms are more likely to suffer.
There are different compulsory purchases or statutory powers to implement different schemes.