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Euclidean zoning

noun Eu·clid·e·an zoning \yu̇-ˈkli-dē-ən-\

Legal Definition of Euclidean zoning

  1. :  a system of zoning whereby a town or community is divided into areas in which specific uses of land are permitted

Origin and Etymology of euclidean zoning

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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