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“compulsory purchase order” in British English

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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

(Definition of “compulsory purchase order” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“compulsory purchase order” in Business English

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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)