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Meaning of EMINENT DOMAIN

Pronunciation:  'emununt dow'meyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the right of the state to take private property for public use; the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution requires that just compensation be made
 
 See Also: legal right

 

 

Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The power of the government to take private property for public use through condemnation.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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