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Definition: Expropriation

Quick Summary of Expropriation

taking out of an owner’s hands (especially taking property by public authority)

What is the dictionary definition of Expropriation?

Dictionary Definition

n. a taking of property or rights by governmental authority such as eminent domain, possibly including an emergency situation, such as taking a person’s truck or bulldozer to build a levee during a flood. In such a case just compensation eventually must be paid to the owner, who can make a claim against the taker.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Expropriation. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 20, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/expropriation/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Expropriation. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/expropriation/ (accessed: September 20, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Expropriation. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/expropriation/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Expropriation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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