zoning
zon·ing n: municipal or county regulation of land use effected through the creation and enforcement of zones under local law

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

zoning
The act or condition of dividing a town or city into zones.

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


zoning
The local laws dividing cities or counties into different zones according to allowed uses, from single-family residential to commercial to industrial. Mixed-use zones are also used. Zoning ordinances control the size, location, and use of buildings within these different areas and have a profound effect on traffic, health, and livability.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

zoning
The division of an area into zones for particular uses or activities. This may cover hours of trading. Zoning may be done, for example, by a local authority as part of its planning policy, with particular land uses designated to certain areas of a locality.
Zoning is also the method used to arrive at the rental value of a retail space (usually on the ground floor) by dividing it into strips parallel with the main frontage. A different value per unit of space is attributed with each strip corresponding to its relative ability to achieve sales and/or profit. The most valuable space is usually towards the front of the shop.

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


zoning
n. The creation by a legislature of geographical sectors within a municipality or other geographical entity, in which different uses of or activities upon property are permitted or forbidden.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


zoning
The separation or division of a municipality into districts, the regulation of buildings and structures in such districts in accordance with their construction and the nature and extent of their use, and the dedication of such districts to particular uses designed to serve the general welfare.

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


zoning
The separation or division of a municipality into districts, the regulation of buildings and structures in such districts in accordance with their construction and the nature and extent of their use, and the dedication of such districts to particular uses designed to serve the general welfare.

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

zoning
n.
   a system of developing a city or county plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as industrial, light industrial, commercial, light-commercial, agricultural, single-family residential, multi-unit residential, parks, schools and other purposes. Zoning is the chief planning tool of local government to guide the future development of a community, protect neighborhoods, concentrate retail business and industry, channel traffic and play a major role in the enhancement of urban as well as small-town life. In 1926, zoning was declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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