Eminent Domain


The right of a government to seize private property for public use, in exchange for payment of fair market value.

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I did not like eminent domain because it allowed the government to do things that I found to be bad and not free.

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When building the new road, then government used eminent domain to purchase several private farms and homes and clear the way.

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The state of Texas needed to knock down Fred's house to build a new highway, and he didn't want to move, so they used Eminent Domain to force him to sell.

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