American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The right of a government to appropriate private property for public use, usually with compensation to the owner.
- n. US The right of a government over the lands within its jurisdiction. Usually invoked to compel land owners to sell their property in preparation for a major construction project such as a freeway.
- n. the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made
“But, Martha, I've simply got to remain on the Board now that the question of taking over the Dollop Estate by eminent domain is coming up.”
“Neither of them was sleeping well, so sometimes until 2:00 a.m., Douglas would explain his work at Obervell, the eminent domain issues, and what he knew of Kijo Jackson.”
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The area I'm employed in - not as an attorney but a civil servant working as the clerk of a county assessment appeals board.
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