Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The right of the public to use property taken by the government through the exercise of its power of eminent domain. Any property taken by eminent domain must be for a public use. Some jurisdictions define public use broadly to mean a public benefit, while other jurisdictions limit its meaning to only actual use by the public.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm