expropriate

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expropriate (something) from (someone or something)

To take or seize something from someone or something. This is our family's land—those greedy developers can't just expropriate it from us! My client is claiming that the defendant expropriated funds from her for his own campaign.
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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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With respect to compensation, "where land is expropriated, the expropriating authority shall pay the owner such compensation as is determined in accordance with this Act." (46) Moreover the Expropriations Act states:
(49) On August 27th 2015, the TCDSB voted in favor of expropriating seventeen homes in North York to expand St.
(58) Ultimately, the TCDSB settled on what it determined to be a middle-ground approach by expropriating seventeen homes.
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.
from expropriating the distribution assets of the Panay Electric Company upon payment of Peco of a bond of P5 million.
Expropriating land, under the BOT law, may take the form of 'cost sharing' since the LGU provides for access infrastructure or right-of-way or 'direct government subsidy' since the LGU shoulders a portion of the project cost or contributes the expropriated property to the project.
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.
Georghadji said that there "were weaknesses in planning" which among others resulted in authorities expropriating land so that it may be used as a school building in "the very long term for needs which may present themselves in 15 or 20 years".
BAGUIO CITY -- A court has stopped the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) from expropriating the farmlands of an Ifugao clan, which could be submerged by the recently completed Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (Mariis) Reservoir Optimization Project, according to the clan's Baguio-based lawyer.
John Socalo, NIA Cordillera director, confirmed that the agency was expropriating the Tomas lands but would not elaborate, saying he was not privy to the details of the case being pursued by the Office of the Solicitor General.
"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.