inverse condemnation

Definition of "inverse condemnation"
  1. A situation where governmental action so greatly damages a property's usefulness that it is indistinguishable from the complete seizure of the property
How to use "inverse condemnation" in a sentence
  1. The highway expansion resulted in inverse condemnation of John's farm.
  2. The city was accused of inverse condemnation when their construction project left the motel inaccessible.
  3. Their vineyard became worthless when the dam construction led to inverse condemnation.

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