Eminent domain

Eminent domain,

Definition of Eminent domain:

  1. Eminent domain is the power of the United States government, states, and municipalities to take private property for public use, following the payment of just compensation.

  2. Legal doctrine of the right and inherent power of a government to take private property (such as land) for public use (such as for bridges, canals, roads) on reimbursing the owner with fair market value of the property. Although the concept of eminent domain is not a part of common law, in international law the state is regarded as the representative-owner of the national territory and all property within its national boundaries. See also confiscation and expropriation.

  3. Eminent domain is a right granted under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. Similar powers are found in most common law nations. Called "expropriation" in Canada, "compulsory acquisition" in Australia, in the U.K., New Zealand, and Ireland eminent domain is known as "compulsory purchase.".

  4. The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation.

Synonyms of Eminent domain

Angary, Annexation, Annexure, Ascendance, Ascendancy, Attachment, Balance of power, Collectivization, Commandeering, Communalization, Communization, Confiscation, Distraint, Distress, Dominance, Dominancy, Domination, Dominion, Execution, Expropriation, Garnishment, Impoundment, Impressment, Levy, Nationalization, Overlordship, Predominance, Predominancy, Predomination, Preeminence, Preponderance, Prepotence, Prepotency, Primacy, Principality, Right of angary, Sequestration, Socialization, Sovereignty, Superiority, Supremacy, Suzerainship, Suzerainty, Upper hand, Whip hand

How to use Eminent domain in a sentence?

  1. He is sponsoring legislation to restrict municipalities rights to take property by eminent domain.
  2. Everything from airspace, land, and contract rights to intellectual property is subject to eminent domain if a case can be made for its public use.
  3. The legal debate surrounding unfair invoking of eminent domain, such as when property owners are not fairly compensated, is called inverse condemnation.
  4. Eminent domain is the right of governments like the United States to usurp private property for public use, following fair compensation.

Meaning of Eminent domain & Eminent domain Definition