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compulsory purchase

noun
1.
purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell
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  • compulsory purchase became a popular cry, especially in Ulster.

  • Let us first see how compulsory purchase would affect the financial position of the Three Kingdoms.

    Present Irish Questions William O'Connor Morris
  • But what does the compulsory purchase of the Irish land involve, and what, confessedly, are its essential conditions?

    Present Irish Questions William O'Connor Morris
  • I now refer to an instance, also within my knowledge, of what compulsory purchase would do in the case of an Irish landlord.

    Present Irish Questions William O'Connor Morris
  • These considerations, however, by no means exhaust the case against the compulsory purchase of the rented land of Ireland.

    Present Irish Questions William O'Connor Morris

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