just compensation

Definition of "just compensation"
  1. A fair and suitable monetary value paid for work or as reimbursement for loss, or the full value paid for property seized by the government for public use according to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
How to use "just compensation" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered that just compensation should be paid after their property was seized for highway construction.
  2. Workers went on strike demanding just compensation for their labor.
  3. Upon taking over the private land for erecting a public library, the government provided the owners with just compensation.

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