Takings Clause

Definition of "Takings Clause"
  1. A provision within the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that prevents the government from seizing private land for public purposes without giving appropriate compensation
How to use "Takings Clause" in a sentence
  1. The city’s plans to expand the highway were halted when residents cited the Takings Clause.
  2. Developers had to cease their project because its large scope would have violated the Takings Clause.
  3. The introduction of a new state park was delayed due to concerns surrounding the Takings Clause.

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