compulsory purchase order

compulsory purchase order
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compulsory purchase order UK US noun [C] UK (US eminent domain order)
LAW, PROPERTY a decision made in a court of law giving a government organization, etc. the right to buy private property if it needs the land to build something that will be of use to the public, such as a new road: »

After the compulsory purchase order for a road or motorway has been granted, notice of the order is published by the Local Authority.


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