Definition of "condemnation"
  1. A legal process where a government body claims private property for public use, such as building highways or schools, or for redevelopment. This process includes stating a public need, proposing to buy, and possibly a court suit if no agreement is reached. The government can take the property once they deposit money in court equal to their property valuation
How to use "condemnation" in a sentence
  1. The city's new public library was built on land obtained through condemnation.
  2. The property owned by the farmer was subject to condemnation for the construction of a highway.
  3. Eminent domain allowed the local government condemnation of the old mill to make way for a public park.

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