condemnation action

Definition of "condemnation action"
  1. A lawsuit brought by a public body to take private property for public use, such as for building schools, roads or hospitals, where the property owner is constitutionally entitled to adequate compensation
How to use "condemnation action" in a sentence
  1. The city initiated a condemnation action to widen the road.
  2. The state filed a condemnation action to build a new hospital.
  3. The park district brought a condemnation action to extend the public park.

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