Simple Definition of eminent domain
law : a right of a government to take private property for public use
Full Definition of eminent domain
: a right of a government to take private property for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of the sovereign power over all lands within its jurisdiction
Examples of eminent domain
The state took the homes by eminent domain to build the new road.
First Known Use of eminent domain
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