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private propertynoun [U]

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PROPERTY something, especially ​land or ​buildings, that belongs to a particular ​person or ​company, rather than to a ​government: Activists are ​askinggovernment to ​paycompensation when ​environmentalregulationsdiminish the ​value of ​privateproperty. The ​provisionallows the city to ​buildpublic paths on ​privateproperty regardless of ​owners' ​objections.take/seize/protect private property Courts have ​longheld that the ​legalprinciple of eminent ​domainauthorizes the ​federalgovernment to take ​privateproperty for the ​public good.
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