public use

Definition of "public use"
  1. The utilization of property by the government, obtained through its authority of eminent domain, for a purpose beneficial to the community
How to use "public use" in a sentence
  1. The city acquired the vacant lot for public use as a community garden.
  2. The old factory was taken by the state for public use and is now a school.
  3. Through eminent domain, the government may claim private land for public use such as building roads.

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