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

em′inent domain′


n.
the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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This issue is of great importance to Texans, especially rural Texans, whose property is already being entered upon in preparation for the initiation of eminent domain proceedings," Cook, a Republican from Corsicana, wrote in his request.
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pdf) notice that "action may be necessary" in response to eminent domain actions but didn't offer specifics.
Eminent domain is making it possible for Columbia University to expand in Harlem, and it was used in the 1990s as part of the economic revitalization of Times Square.
The bill would prohibit federal, state and local governments that receive federal economic development funds from using eminent domain to acquire land for economic development purposes.
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