nonconforming use

Definition of "nonconforming use"
  1. Current use of a property that is not in sync with the existing zoning regulations and is allowed because it was legally set up prior to the introduction of these laws
How to use "nonconforming use" in a sentence
  1. The old factory operates under nonconforming use as it was established before the area was rezoned for residential properties.
  2. The corner store's nonconforming use was unaffected by the new residential zoning law.
  3. Due to the principle of nonconforming use, the gas station could continue its operations even in a residential area.

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