Euclidean zoning

noun

Eu·​clid·​e·​an zoning
yu̇-ˈkli-dē-ən-
: a system of zoning whereby a town or community is divided into areas in which specific uses of land are permitted

Word History

Etymology

from Village of Euclid, Ohio et al. v. Ambler Realty Co., 272 U.S. 365 (1926), case in which the Supreme Court upheld the right of a locality to enforce such a system

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“Euclidean zoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Euclidean%20zoning. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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