eminent domain

Definition of "eminent domain"
  1. The lawful authority of the federal or state government to buy private property for public use, regardless of the owner's disagreement, provided fair market value is paid
How to use "eminent domain" in a sentence
  1. Through eminent domain, the local government acquired several properties to build a new park.
  2. The city applied eminent domain to obtain land for the new highway construction.
  3. The state exercised its right of eminent domain to construct a new school building.

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