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

public use
n.
Benefit to the entire community brought about through the use of property condemned by the government through eminent domain.

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


public use
The right of the public to use property taken by the government through the exercise of its power of eminent domain. Any property taken by eminent domain must be for a public use. Some jurisdictions define public use broadly to mean a public benefit, while other jurisdictions limit its meaning to only actual use by the public.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

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

public use
n.
   the only purpose for which private property can be taken (condemned) by the government under its power of eminent domain. Public use includes: schools, streets, highways, hospitals, government buildings, parks, water reservoirs, flood control, slum clearance and redevelopment, public housing, public theaters and stadiums, safety facilities, harbors, bridges, railroads, airports, terminals, prisons, jails, public utilities, canals, and numerous other purposes designated as beneficial to the public.
   See also: condemnation, eminent domain

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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