expropriate


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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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Central and local governments planning public works projects must submit files on the plots they want to expropriate to land expropriation panels to get approval.
On May 14, Canada's federal government filed a Notice of Intention to Expropriate the seabed by order of "Her Majesty the Queen .
The Cabinet issued a decision last month to expropriate 388,000 square meters of olive groves in Soma in order to build a thermal power plant.
Doghlous told Gulf News that the Israeli military decision to expropriate the land is an extremely dangerous decision and he has urged US mediators to put pressure on the Israelis to reverse its decision and leave the land to its original owners.
On 16 April Argentina's government announced its decision to table a draft law in its Congress to expropriate 51 percent of the shares in the YPF hydrocarbons corporation, which is majority-owned by Repsol.
Kyrgyzstan has the right to regulate, control foreign investments, as well as to nationalize, expropriate and transfer property, declared Vice Speaker Kubanychbek Isabekov during a meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Communist party today focused on nationalization of Kumtor mine referring to the article 2 of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States.
A federal district court in Florida rejected their lawsuit in May, saying the Supreme Court has recognized the power of the Cuban government to expropriate property within its borders.
After the late-December 2004 auction sale, the Russian Government's efforts to expropriate assets from YUKOS subsided somewhat until YUKOS' bankruptcy case was dismissed on February 24, 2005.
So far, figures of authority have been known to expropriate property, levy taxes, and make arrests on the basis of their own personal interests, while pocketing the goods and taxes extorted from religious communities under the threat of expropriations and imprisonment, said AsiaNews.
For that to happen, Latin American presidents must buy or expropriate if necessary fallow lands, paying market-value compensation.
The farmers - who took seven police officers and court officials hostage on 11 July - are unhappy with the government's attempts to expropriate their land for the 11,000-acre project, and feel the offer of 60 cents per square metre of land is not enough.
Accustomed to a longstanding political monopoly in the western state, the PRI launched an aggressive campaign against Cardenas, complete with pamphlets warning of the candidates' plans to enlist a communist social order and expropriate lands.
The land was jointly owned by the residents, but ownership was transferred to the association in March after a metropolitan government committee decided last October to expropriate the land following receipt of an appeal from the association in 1996.
Locals have also complained about government attempts to expropriate land around the Ormanay-zy, Ecataksu and TaE-ly villages, where ecosystems have been seriously damaged due to the HES project.
Article Two: The authorities concerned shall expropriate, through direct implementation, the properties and relevant lands needed for the aforesaid project, as well as installations over them, in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Public Utility Expropriation Law.