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expropriate

something (from someone or something) (for someone or something) to seize something from someone or something for someone or something. The government expropriated the land from the peasants for an airfield. They expropriated land for a highway. They expropriated land from the farmers.
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42) The inquiry officer will determine at the meeting whether "the taking of the lands or any part of the lands of an owner or of more than one owner of the same lands is fair, sound and reasonably necessary in the achievement of the objectives of the expropriating authority.
It should be emphasized that Israel is not expropriating land to establish settlements in the area.
Worse than the images were the inherited practices: the Nazis systematized and intensified Christianity's age-old methods of forced deracination and ghettoization, denying legal and economic rights, expropriating property, defiling synagogues, looting and destroying Jewish homes and businesses, burning sacred and secular Jewish literature, forcing the wearing of badges of dishonor, and visiting upon Jews humiliating assaults, unspeakable torture, and repeated massacres.
The Court, however, reverses the grant of summary judgment on the issue of Iran's liability for expropriating McKesson's equity and remands for the district court to determine whether Iranian corporate law excused Pak Dairy's withholding of dividends.
The habit of expropriating Arab properties continues till this day, accompanied by denying the now two million Arabs conquered after 1967 most civil rights.
Most people feel that the Chinese government has moved neither fast enough nor far enough in expropriating successful foreign ideas.
In expropriating and nationalizing the company's assets, the communist states of Eastern Europe assumed all of Generali's liabilities in these countries.
In light of the financial hardship that was by then starting to afflict Cyprus, the government found itself unable to pay the cost of expropriating the land and was starting to have second thoughts about the project.
Summary: DUBAI -- An Emirati lawyer, 29, was charged by the Court of First Instance with fraud and forgery as he is accused of forging the signature of his divorced wife and expropriating a car plate.
THE Education Ministry keeps expropriating property -- sometimes holding on to it for over ten years -- to meet its long term needs and maintain over 200 school boards whose function is duplicated by local councils, Auditor-general Chrystalla Georghadji told the House Watchdog Committee yesterday.
Following the establishment of a new housing zone at Fasoulla village, Town Planning has decided that it would be better to cut down the trees in order to widen an existing road, rather than expropriating and demolishing a wall on the other side of the road.