- 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
- The resident was disgruntled about the physical taking of his land for the construction of a new highway.
- The city justified the physical taking of the property with the intention of building a public park.
- The physical taking of the land owned by the community led to a protest as they demanded fair payment.