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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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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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How to use compulsory purchase in a sentence
I now refer to an instance, also within my knowledge, of what compulsory purchase would do in the case of an Irish landlord.
These considerations, however, by no means exhaust the case against the compulsory purchase of the rented land of Ireland.
Let us first see how compulsory purchase would affect the financial position of the Three Kingdoms.
The most conclusive argument against compulsory purchase has, nevertheless, to be yet put forward.
But what does the compulsory purchase of the Irish land involve, and what, confessedly, are its essential conditions?