English version

compulsory purchase

From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Law
compulsory purchasecomˌpulsory ˈpurchase (also compulsory acquisition) noun [uncountable] LAW in Britain, when a government organization has the legal power to make you sell them your land or property and pays you an amount of money as COMPENSATION. This usually happens when a new road etc is being builtThe Local Authority had certain powers of compulsory purchase in relation to land near the motorway.
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