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Inverse Condemnation

inverse condemnation n

: an action brought against the government by a landowner to obtain just compensation for a taking of property effected without a formal exercise of eminent domain
;also
: the taking alleged in such an action



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.