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Expropriation

The official seizure by a government of private property. Any government has the right to seize such property, according to international law, if prompt and adequate compensation is given. Sometimes referred to as nationalization.

Expropriation

The act of a government or, rarely, a private organization taking property away from its owner(s). Generally speaking, expropriation implies that the owner will be compensated for the loss, though not always at fair market value. Compensation does not always occur when citizens have little legal protection against government takeovers.

expropriation

The seizure of private property for public use by condemnation.

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This study has been added in order to demonstrate that education boards have too much statutory power with respect to their ability to expropriate.
The NGCP is seeking to expropriate the SSS property to immediately construct a substation that will accommodate the increasing demand for electricity of the Greater Manila Area, which shall be known as the Pasay Substation Project.
The decision has led to numerous protests from the residents of San Salvador Atenco - who own the communal lands of more than 5,000 hectares which the government plans to expropriate.
The land was jointly owned by the residents, but ownership was transferred to the association in March after a metropolitan government committee decided last October to expropriate the land following receipt of an appeal from the association in 1996.
Lazare to expropriate were revoked but direct royal intervention accelerated) to 1733, when the 1724 experiment to provide royal finance for hopitaux-generaux's mission to confine beggars and put them to work came to a close.
The OGCC said the Pasay court erred when it issued the writ of possession in favor of NGCP without determining if it is authorized to expropriate a government property.
THE CABINET has rescinded a bizarre 2012 decision to expropriate land in Moutayiakka belonging to a Turkish Cypriot, after it emerged that no public project was -- or could ever be -- built on the real estate.
Locals have also complained about government attempts to expropriate land around the Ormanay-zy, Ecataksu and TaE-ly villages, where ecosystems have been seriously damaged due to the HES project.
Article Two: The concerned authorities shall expropriate, through direct implementation, the properties, relevant land needed for the aforesaid project, as well as installations over them, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Utility Expropriation Law.
HEBRON, February 7, 2012 (WAFA) -- The Israeli authorities Tuesday informed a Palestinian family from Beit Ula, a town northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, that it plans to expropriate about 10 dunums of their land and gave them 45 days to file an objection, according to one of the land owners.
A letter from the British Consul-general in Jerusalem, Sir Vincent Fean, read: On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, I express our deepest regret at the tragic death of Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh, killed by a tear gas canister during the weekly demonstration against systematic attempts by settlers from the illegal settlement of Halamish to expropriate the water spring belonging to the villagers of Nabi Saleh.
However, former Russian president Boris Yeltsin suddenly chose the mansion as a residence to entertain foreign delegations and simply ordered to expropriate the German and asked him to leave the country.