physical taking

Definition of "physical taking"
  1. The act of a government entity asserting control or occupying private property for public use, such as constructing a road. This falls under the principles of eminent domain and requires appropriate compensation to be given to the owner
How to use "physical taking" in a sentence
  1. The resident was disgruntled about the physical taking of his land for the construction of a new highway.
  2. The city justified the physical taking of the property with the intention of building a public park.
  3. The physical taking of the land owned by the community led to a protest as they demanded fair payment.

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