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- n. The compensation provided for property taken via eminent domain. It is usually the fair market value of the property, but may be determined by other means.
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The gratuitous character of grace categorically excludes real and strict natural merit with a rightful claim to just compensation as well as merit improperly so called implying a claim to reward as a matter of fitness.
I recommend that just compensation be made to General DeSaussure.