What does eminent domain mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent domain(noun)

    the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made

Wiktionary

  1. eminent domain(Noun)

    (US) The right of a government over the lands within its jurisdiction. Usually invoked to compel land owners to sell their property in preparation for a major construction project such as a freeway.

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  1. Eminent domain

    Eminent domain, compulsory purchase, resumption/compulsory acquisition, or expropriation is the power to take private property for public use by a state. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even private person or corporation when they are authorized to exercise functions of public character. The property may be taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, economic development. The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are for government buildings and other facilities, public utilities, highways, and railroads; however, it may also be taken for reasons of public safety, as in the case of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Some jurisdictions require that the condemnor offer to purchase the property before resorting to the use of eminent domain.

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How to say eminent domain in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eminent domain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eminent domain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of eminent domain in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The Keystone pipeline -- without eminent domain, you wouldn't go 10 feet, okay?

  3. Ron McClain:

    We understand and are sensitive to the issues surrounding the potential use of eminent domain, which is rarely used.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    What Donald Trump did was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in Atlantic City.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Do you see the negative ads now, all phony ads, those ads are paid for by lobbyists … those ads, they have them on eminent domain, all sorts of stuff.

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