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.
10752, which sought to facilitate its acquisition of right-of-way site or location through donation, negotiated sale, expropriation or any other mode of acquisition as provided by law.
DP World has commenced arbitration proceedings before the London court to protect its rights, or secure damages and compensation for their breach or expropriation.
3 million were invested in the construction of the bridge, including the expropriation costs, of which the FBiH Government provided KM 11 million and the City of Mostar KM 4.
Your editorial (Cyprus Mail, December 21) regarding the expropriation of deposits from the Bank of Cyprus during the financial crisis states that this was "harsh" but "the only sensible thing to do".
PNN/ Bethlehem/ The legal advisor to the Israeli occupation government has approved the expropriation of a land that is a private property in the West Bank in order to use them for settlement expansion.
The costs of expropriation procedures and compensation, as indicated in Particle Plan Expropriation (Processed G of the Feasibility Study) and assessed reasonable by the relevant Expropriation Service Management Equity of this EC, are already included in its Economic Framework (Processed C) and will be entirely dependent on the subject contractor.
International Investment Law and Water Resources Management: An Appraisal of Indirect Expropriation
Individuals in the United States who decide to litigate issues of expropriation when their land is targeted have a far greater chance of success.
Previous literature mainly investigates how to curtail controlling shareholders' capital expropriation from Principal-Principal theory, which views expropriation as the results of formal institution void, ownership concentration, and informal institutions (Young et al.