expropriation


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ex·pro·pri·ate

 (ĕk-sprō′prē-āt′)
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.

expropriation

the process of taking over property, especially real property, of another by any process, lawful or not.
See also: Property and Ownership
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expropriation - taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)
arrogation, confiscation - seizure by the government

expropriation

noun (Formal) seizure, takeover, impounding, confiscation, commandeering, requisitioning, sequestration, disseisin (Law) illegal expropriation of their assets

expropriation

noun
The act of taking quick and forcible possession of:
Translations
konfiskacevyvlastněnízabavení
pakkoluovutuspakko-otto

expropriation

[eksˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃən] Nexpropiación f

expropriation

[ɛkˌsprəʊpriˈeɪʃən] nexpropriation f
the expropriation of property → l'expropriation de biens

expropriation

nEnteignung f, → Expropriation f (dated)
References in classic literature ?
The expropriation of the farmers that took place at this time would also have swelled our vote had it not been for the brief and futile rise of the Grange Party.
Of course, here and there, farmers, and even whole communities of farmers, escaped expropriation by virtue of exceptional conditions.
Numbers of the farmers, impelled by an insane lust for the soil, and willing to show what beasts they could become, tried to escape expropriation by withdrawing from any and all market-dealing.
In her order, Go also said that the court order was ministerial since More Power had complied with two requirements for a writ of possession-submission of an expropriation case sufficient in form and substance and payment of a deposit equivalent to the assessed value of properties being expropriated.
It recommended that expropriation without compensation be applied under specific circumstances, including abandoned land; land held purely for speculative purposes; land already occupied and used by labor tenants and former labor tenants; and inner city buildings with absentee landlords.
Tenders are invited for "Preparation individual documents in the corridor expropriation cadastral Pinoasa career and cadastral documentation for registering the expropriation corridor, to the total area of 178.6361 ha"
What is now being sold by Berlin's left-wing government as a "new" concept, namely state-owned apartments (acquired through expropriation) plus a rent freeze, has long since been tried in practice, with catastrophic consequences for tenants.
ConocoPhillips announced that an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has unanimously ordered the government of Venezuela to pay the company the amount of $8.7B in compensation for the government's unlawful expropriation of ConocoPhillips' investments in Venezuela in 2007, plus interest.
The Government of the Federation of BiH at today's session affirmed that the construction of the motorway section Tarcin - Konjic on the Corridor 5C in the length of 20.2 kilometers is of the public interest for the Federation of BiH, and that the public enterprise Motorway of the Federation BiH, Mostar is competent to conduct the expropriation of the property needed for the construction of this section, also in charge of initiating the expropriation procedure.
President Hage Geingob has called for expropriation without compensation, a move that many landowners oppose.
Jared Kotler, head of The Hartford's credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) practice, said, "Operating in emerging markets can bring a number of political risks, such as acts of expropriation or confiscation of assets by a foreign government, that are not typically covered under a company's global insurance policies.
Held in Windhoek in early October, the conference concluded with a controversial call to revise the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.