Eminent Domain

(redirected from Right of eminent domain)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Right of eminent domain: Condemnation Proceedings

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
right of eminent domain, go into the State of New York and condemn
This decision upheld the city's right of eminent domain and allowed them to condemn the 15 lots of private property in question.
Below, one lawyer had argued "that the government did not possess the right of eminent domain." (299) But E.W.
Many have said that LTD will have to exercise its right of eminent domain to take their property, and many businesses say they will fight that.
The reopening will begin yet another chapter in the storied history of the property, which was landmarked in 1965, more than six decades after New York City exercised its right of eminent domain and designated the tavern as a park.
It also ruled that Section 10 (right of eminent domain) and Section 17 (transition of operations) of the franchise law are void and unconstitutional for infringing on Peco's rights to due process and equal protection of the law.
refer to no other than petitioner PECO's assets, which the law specifically indicates as subject to respondent MORE's right of eminent domain," it said.
" The right of eminent domain is normally given to the State to enable it to acquire property in order to further the public interest.
To qualify for Arkansas' definition of "public use," and therefore gain the right of eminent domain, the use must allow any member of the public to use the entity for which the land was condemned.
The powerful right of eminent domain exercised through condemnation allows governments to acquire property even if landowners don't want to sell.
Mandaluyong Judge Monique Quisumbing-Ignacio declared Section 10 (right of eminent domain) and Section 17 (transition of operations) of Republic Act (RA) No.
Manases Carpio, lawyer-husband of presidential daughter and Davao mayor Sara Duterte Carpio ndash has expressed concerns that a provision in the current adopted House Bill 8302 (replacing original 8123) could open the doors to a forcible takeover by MMC of PECO's existing assets using the "Right of Eminent Domain." This section of the adopted bill could effectively give the grantee (MMC) the right "to acquire such private property as is actually necessary for the realization of the purposes for which this franchise is granted.