eminent domain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eminent domain 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
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Eminent domain (dominium eminens) the right by which the supreme authority in a state may compel a proprietor to part with what is his own for the public use
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. eminens, -entis, pr.p. of eminēree, out, minēre, to project.

Usage

In literature:

The law of eminent domain may be taken advantage of only by corporations which are engaged in serving the public.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It's the masculine right of eminent domain.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
From the eminence he was fond of looking out over the vast domains of his family.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
This right of society, existing above the right, of any of its members, is called the RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
Sufficient land for this purpose might be acquired through eminent domain.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
I claim precedence of divination, auto-suggestion, and right of eminent domain.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
I admit that the United States may acquire eminent domain.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
They left him to continue his arguments in relation to the "right of eminent domain," while they prepared for war.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
These roads were established by the power of eminent domain.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
I say these people won't know what eminent domain means.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
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In poetry:

Though yours the rents, his incomes wax
By right of eminent domain;
From factory tall to woodman's axe,
All things on earth must pay their tax,
To feed his hungry heart and brain.
"The Landlord" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Says no to eminent domain .
Daniel Goldstein's Eminent Domain .
Visiting the small communities wiped out by eminent domain .
Keystone pipeline may need eminent domain .
JMA Ventures, Zoning Rules, Eminent Domain .
Not everyone likes this, particularly 1) people who are creeped out by the idea of using eminent domain to refinance mortgages, given that we tend to accept that eminent domain refers to physical things and 2) the people that hold the loans.
Koster's eminent domain bill is a farce .
For the last seven years I have been fighting against eminent domain abuse in Missouri.
That's why I am troubled by Chris Koster's campaign claim that he played a major role in stopping eminent domain abuse in Missouri.
Groups Protest Keystone Pipeline's Use of Eminent Domain.
Man vs the state Mary Walsh's op-ed column on eminent domain.
In an eminent domain proceeding, a court can award interest from the date of taking to the date of payment.
California's lieutenant governor steps up to defend eminent-domain theft from "threats".
City Council sends eminent domain amendment to April ballot.
Charter amendment prevents eminent domain for private economic development.
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In science:

However, the imaginary part of T (0) is only non-zero in a restricted but infinite domain of E ⊗ ωi ⊗ ωf ; when the scattering energy E lies in between Emin (ωi , ωf ) and Emax (ωi , ωf ).
Three particle states and t-exchanges
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