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    The legal process by which the government takes private land for public use, paying the owners a fair price.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

  • Connector.

    The legal process by which the government takes private land for public use, paying the owners a fair price.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    The legal process by which real estate of a private owner is taken for public use without his or her consent, but with payment of just compensation.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    The legal process by which real estate of a private owner is taken for public use without his or her consent, but upon the award and payment of just compensation.

    State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)

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    The term "condemnation" is defined as the taking of private property for public use, with compensation to the owner.

    Dettelbach, Thomas L. “Just Compensation for Real Estate Condemnation.” Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 15 (1966): 171.