physical taking

noun

phys·​i·​cal taking
: a physical invasion or occupation of private property rights by a governmental action (as building a road) that exercises the right of eminent domain and for which just compensation must be given
argued that requiring the easement constituted a physical taking
compare regulatory taking

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“Physical taking.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/physical%20taking. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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