Government power to take private property for public use without the owner's consent. Constitutional provisions in most countries, including the U.S. (in the 5th Amendment to the Constitution), require the payment of just compensation to the owner. As a power peculiar to sovereign authority and coupled with a duty to pay compensation, the concept was developed by such 17th-century natural-law jurists as Hugo Grotius and Samuel Pufendorf. Seealso confiscation.
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Eminent domain reform could hinder cities' plans; Rosemount and other communities south of the river could find their plans for redevelopment stymied by proposed legislation that would curb cities' ability to seize private property for economic purposes.(SOUTH)
Feb 08, 2006; Byline: Shira Kantor; Staff Writer In the midst of what they consider a long-needed downtown redevelopment effort, Rosemount...