Definition of "expropriate"
  1. The act of a government claiming private property for its own use, typically for public purposes, such as under eminent domain laws
How to use "expropriate" in a sentence
  1. The city planned to expropriate several private homes to build a new highway.
  2. The government has the power to expropriate land for the construction of public facilities.
  3. In some cases, a government may expropriate property if it is in the public interest.

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