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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Joseph Morrow Park High School in Toronto will illustrate the various adverse effects that will likely occur when individual homes are expropriated for the building and/or expanding of school buildings for educational purposes.
The State, Land and Real Estate Authority is the governmental body that expropriated Faraj's land.
Settlement planners claimed the expropriated land was uncultivated, so Palestinians weren't harmed.
Israel, nonetheless, has built more than 20,000 housing units on expropriated Palestinian land since former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords, not counting the construction of new Jewish neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem.
Non-indigenous Peruvians have expropriated Inti Raymi to reaffirm their nationalistic notions of Peru's Inka past.
Kofi Annan dated June 4 and released today, the Saudi Ambassador to the UN Fawzi Bin Abdel Majeed Shobokshi says Riyadh has expropriated Iraq's 1.
The planned forcible land seizure would be the first time a local government has expropriated land for waste-disposal facilities in Japan.
The course was enlarged from nine holes on the expropriated estate of chemical tycoon Irene Dupont Nemours.
but whose property was expropriated when they were still citizens of Cuba, have had their own claims piggybacked into U.
Cemetery lands have been expropriated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) over the past 50 years (without compensation) to within a metre of mid-1800s plots and the site of the 1801 church is partially located under these expropriated lands.
When Germany was reunified, a special provision in the unification treaty kept the castles in government hands, unlike other expropriated property, with less historical value, which was supposed to be returned to its former owners.