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eminent domain


The family had to sell their home due to eminent domain, so the airport could be enlarged.
  the power to take private property for public use by the state or municipality with just compensation
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  • The family had to sell their home due to eminent domain, so the airport could be enlarged.
  • He complained that they used eminent domain to build a shopping center for a well-connected developer, but the city said anyone could offer a proposal for development and they needed the shopping center sales taxes in the local city boundaries.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   eminent domain , loophole [4] , affirmative action [6] , global warming [6] , hard money [6] , Big Brother [7] , OPEC [8] , privatization [9]
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