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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
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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 ​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.
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