just compensation
just compensation n: compensation for property taken under eminent domain that places a property owner in the same position as before the property is taken see also eminent domain
◇ Just compensation is usu. the fair market value of the property taken. Attorney's fees or expenses are usu. excluded.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

just compensation
index damages, out of pocket

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


just compensation
n.
Compensation given to an owner whose property is taken through eminent domain that is fair both to the owner, who is losing property, and to the public, who is paying for it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


just compensation
1) In general, a fair and reasonable amount of money to be paid for work performed or to make one whole after loss due to damages.
2) The full value to be paid for property taken by the government for public purposes guaranteed by Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


just compensation
Equitable remuneration to the owner of private property that is expropriated for public use through condemnation, the implementation of the governmental power of eminent domain.

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


just compensation
Equitable remuneration to the owner of private property that is expropriated for public use through condemnation, the implementation of the governmental power of eminent domain.

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

just compensation
n.
   1) in general a fair and reasonable amount of money to be paid for work performed or to make one "whole" after loss due to damages.
   2) the full value to be paid for property taken by the government for public purposes guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states: ":nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation." If the amount offered by the governmental agency taking the property is not considered sufficient, the property owner may demand a trial to determine just compensation.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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