expropriation
I (divestiture) noun attachment, confiscation, deprivation, dislodgment, dispossession, disseisin, distraint, distress, divestment, ejection, eviction, expulsion, forcible seizure, foreclosure, removal, sequestration II (right of eminent domain) noun compulsory purchase, condemnation, condemnation for public use, government appropriation of private land, seizure of private property for public use, seizure of property by the government, seizure of property in the public interest, taking for public use, taking of private land by the government III index appropriation (taking), assumption (seizure), attachment (seizure), condemnation (seizure), disseisin, distraint, distress (seizure), foreclosure, forfeiture (act of forfeiting), garnishment, taking

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


expropriation
Taking of property or rights by governmental authority, most commonly by eminent domain.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

expropriation
USA
expropriation, Also known as a taking, an act by a governmental entity that substantially deprives a foreign investor of its ownership, control or economic benefit in an investment or property located in the governmental entity's jurisdiction. Expropriation may be affected in one act or a series of regulatory actions (also known as creeping expropriation). In the US, a governmental entity's exercise of its expropriatary powers is known as eminent domain. Under international law, a governmental entity can expropriate foreign assets if the:
• Regulation affecting the expropriation is non-discriminatory (the regulation or law does not discriminate between foreign and domestic investors or among foreign investors.
• Expropriation is done for a public purpose.
• Governmental entity observes procedural safeguards.
• Governmental entity pays compensation to the investors.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


expropriation
n. Of government: the action of forcibly divesting another of a property interest, as by eminent domain.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


expropriation
The taking of private property for public use or in the public interest. The taking of U.S. industry situated in a foreign country, by a foreign government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


expropriation
The taking of private property for public use or in the public interest. The taking of U.S. industry situated in a foreign country, by a foreign government.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

expropriation
n.
   a taking of property or rights by governmental authority such as eminent domain, possibly including an emergency situation, such as taking a person's truck or bulldozer to build a levee during a flood. In such a case just compensation eventually must be paid to the owner, who can make a claim against the taker.
   See also: eminent domain

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • expropriation — [ ɛksprɔprijasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1789; de exproprier ♦ Dr. Action d exproprier. 1 ♦ Dr. civ. Expropriation forcée. ⇒ exécution, saisie. 2 ♦ Opération administrative par laquelle le propriétaire d un immeuble est obligé d abandonner à l Administration… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Expropriation — refers to confiscation of private property with the stated purpose of establishing social equality. This is a politically motivated and forceful redistribution of private property, taking wealth from the rich to feed the poor in order to… …   Wikipedia

  • Expropriation — Ex*pro pri*a tion, n. [Cf. F. expropriation.] The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to exclusive property; the act of depriving of ownership or proprietary rights. W. Montagu. [1913 Webster] The expropriation of bad landlords. M.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expropriation — (v. lat.), Zwangsenteignung), die auf den Grund gesetzlicher Vorschrift zum Besten eines öffentlichen Unternehmens verlangte nöthigenfalls mit gerichtlichem Zwang realisirbare Abtretung von Privateigenthum, bes. Grundeigenthum an den Staat od.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Expropriation — (lat.), Enteignung, die im öffentlichen Interesse durch gesetzlichen Zwang herbeigeführte, mit voller Entschädigung verbundene Abtretung einer im Privateigentum befindlichen Sache, bes. bei Anlegung von Eisenbahnen, Straßen etc.; expropriieren,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Expropriation — Expropriation, lat. expropriatio, Wegnahme von Grundeigenthum zu öffentl. Zwecken (Straßen, Eisenbahnen, öffentl. Gebäuden) gegen volle Entschädigung, welche meistens durch Schatzungsmänner bestimmt wird …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • Expropriation — The official seizure by a government of private property. Any government has the right to seize such property, according to international law, if prompt and adequate compensation is given. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * expropriate… …   Financial and business terms

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