the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
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How to use eminent domain in a sentence
In its motion to dismiss, Stonewall Capital questioned BWRR’s authority to use eminent domain or initiate a condemnation.Judge tosses lawsuit from high-speed-train developer seeking land for Maryland station | Luz Lazo | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
In February, the mayor’s office used eminent domain to acquire a Wendy’s at First Street NE and New York Avenue NE, where an ill-planned intersection surrounding the restaurant snarled traffic for decades.D.C. council member wants to seize planned halfway house property to build urban park | Michael Brice-Saddler, Justin Wm. Moyer | April 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Not only could Georgia Power use eminent domain to condemn property without public hearings, it had the authority to build new plants nearly wherever it wanted.
The district could use eminent domain, where the government uses its power to take private property for public use in exchange for compensation, or purchase properties to get the land.
The company took her land using eminent domain, and the condemnation paperwork she received was silent on abandonment.Oil and gas companies are making old pipelines the landowner’s problem | Kate Wheeling/Nexus Media | March 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
The oceans are now the Kings highway and he owns them by right of eminent domain.The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon
The obligation of contracts has been declared sacred; the right of eminent domain restricted by the provision for compensation.An Essay on Professional Ethics | George Sharswood
As to eminent domain, they possess an undefined right to determine the time and manner of ascertaining the compensation.An Essay on Professional Ethics | George Sharswood
The right of eminent domain nowhere justifies the taking of property for private use.Monopolies and the People | D. C. Cloud
As we understand the principles of our government, the states possess the right of eminent domain.Monopolies and the People | D. C. Cloud
British Dictionary definitions for eminent domain
law the right of a state to confiscate private property for public use, payment usually being made to the owners in compensation
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Cultural definitions for eminent domain
The right of a government to take private property for a public purpose, usually with just compensation of the owner.
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