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compulsory purchase ordernoun [C]

uk   /kəmˌpʌl.sər.i ˈpɜː.tʃəs ˌɔː.dər/  us   /kəmˌpʌl.sɚ.i ˈpɝː.tʃəs ˌɔːr.dɚ/
a demand made by a public authority to buy land or property from a private owner in order to use the land for public purposes
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compulsory purchase ordernoun [C]

uk   us   UK ( abbreviation CPO, US eminent domain order)
LAW, PROPERTY a decision made in a court of law giving a government organization, etc. the right to buy private property if it needs the land to build something that will be of use to the public, such as a new road: After the compulsory purchase order for a road or motorway has been granted, notice of the order is published by the Local Authority.
(Definition of compulsory purchase order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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