compulsory purchase order Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “compulsory purchase order” in the English Dictionary

"compulsory purchase order" in British English

See all translations

compulsory purchase ordernoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​demand made by a ​publicauthority to ​buyland or ​property from a ​privateowner in ​order to use the ​land for ​publicpurposes
(Definition of compulsory purchase order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compulsory purchase order" in Business English

See all translations

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 ​governmentorganization, etc. the ​right to ​buyprivateproperty if it ​needs the ​land to ​build something that will be of use to the ​public, such as a new road: After the ​compulsorypurchaseorder 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)
What is the pronunciation of compulsory purchase order?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day