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tr.v. ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing, ex·pro·pri·ates
To take (a property) for public use.

[Medieval Latin expropriāre, expropriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin propriāre, to appropriate (from proprius, one's own; see proper).]

ex·pro′pri·a′tion n.
ex·pro′pri·a′tor n.
ex·pro′pri·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Calvin, who were themselves farmers long since expropriated, captured the farmers and threw their political strength away in a vain campaign.
Gomez said in an interview on Monday that a lot in Barangay Batis had already been expropriated for the Emilio Jacinto National High School.
Peco applied for the issuance of a TRO because its existing assets were in danger of being expropriated by MORE.
Brown said, 'Every bonded property that is expropriated without compensation is likely to result in a direct impairment of that land on the balance sheet of a lending bank.'
He said the measure is a prelude to take over the land and annex it to the nearby illegal settlement of Beni Heifer, also built on expropriated Bani Naim land.
The religious leaders, representing the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, The Custody of the Holy Land, and the Armenian Patriarchate, likened the legislative measures to the 'dark periods' in Europe in which Jewish land was often subjugated and expropriated.
The funds expropriated by this "sensible" course included those of charities, hospitals, educational institutions, small businesses, provident funds.
Earlier, on Wednesday NAB froze the bank accounts of Ishaq Dar, expropriated his assets searched his house in Islamabad.
With respect to the individual school boards, the Education Act (16) works in unison with the Expropriations Act to provide the justificatory authority and procedure by which land is expropriated for educational purposes.
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has received the compensation payment made to PIATCO by the Philippine government for the expropriated terminal project at Manila airport, the company said.
The National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia increased the quantity of foreign exchange reserves held in monetary gold by melting adequate nickels and expropriated gold objects into monetary gold.