Expropriation


Expropriation
The official seizure by a government of private property. Any government has the right to seize such property, according to international law, if prompt and adequate compensation is given. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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expropriate ex‧pro‧pri‧ate [ɪkˈsprəʊprieɪt ǁ -ˈsproʊ-] verb [transitive]
LAW if a government expropriates someone's property, it legally takes that person's property from them for public use:

• There is a risk that an investment abroad may be expropriated by the overseas government.

• The Court ruled that the president had been correct to expropriate property which belonged to the state.

— expropriation noun [uncountable] :

• the expropriation of black land by white settlers in the 19th century

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expropriate UK US /ɪkˈsprəʊprieɪt/ US  /-ˈsproʊ-/ verb [T]
LAW, GOVERNMENT if a government expropriates property, it takes it for public use, sometimes without payment to the owner: »

The new regime wiped out organized crime and vice, expropriated factories and built new ones, setting the city on a new industrial course.

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Political risk is the risk that an investment abroad may be expropriated by the overseas government.

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The road will be built on about 400 acres, of which 56 acres were expropriated from landowners.

LAW to illegally take property or money that belongs to someone else: »

The banker has been in jail since mid-May pending trial on charges of expropriating deposits.

expropriation /ɪkˌsprəʊpriˈeɪʃən/ US  /-ˌsproʊ-/ noun [C or U]
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Farmers have been given the right to sue to protect their land against expropriation.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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