Eminent Domain

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Eminent Domain

The right of a government to force the sale of real estate by a private individual or corporation in certain cases. For example, if a municipality is building a road, it may exercise eminent domain to purchase the land along which the road is going to run. While the private owners are paid for these purchases, they may not refuse to sell. The term is most common in the United States. The concept is called compulsory purchase in the United Kingdom and compulsory acquisition in Australia.

eminent domain

The power of government to take land for the public good with the payment of just compensation.See condemnation.

Eminent Domain

The right of a government authority to take private property for public use and paying fair compensation to the owner.
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We did not see anyone come to determine how much our land was worth, but we saw engineers map and outline the expropriated land.
The complaint alleges that the Mexican Government expropriated millions of dollars in infrastructure and vacation homes without justification nor compensation to the affected American investors.
When expropriated, the plant was in the process of being commissioned and would have been the first commercial GTL plant in the western hemisphere.
government panel studying the issue put the value of Cuba's expropriated U.
Israel expropriated land for Ma'ale Adummim to make it an integral part of Jerusalem.
We reject the principle that our land is expropriated to build more roads," he said.
They duly demanded intervention by both ministries of Agriculture and the Environment to "turn expropriated areas into natural reserves.
Lithuania plans to increase compensation packages paid to the Jewish community for property expropriated during Nazi and Soviet occupation from 113 million litas (32.
One of the complications surrounding the project is that its construction would necessitate a lot of private lands to be expropriated from owners.
A total of 50,197 homes had been built for the Jewish population on the expropriated land and none for Palestinians, ACRI said.
Its assets and property can not be searched, confiscated, expropriated.
In June 2001 Riyadh expropriated both the pipeline and the terminal (see omt19IraqExprtMay9-05).