taken for public use

taken for public use
Possessed, occupied, used, and enjoyed by a public body or public agency for public purposes. Pontiac Improv. Co. v Cleveland Metropolitan Park Dist. 104 Ohio St 447, 135 NE 635, 23 ALR 866. A term broad enough to include cases in which access to the abutting premises is obstructed by a change of grade of a highway, or where there is such physical injury to property as results in destruction or substantial impairment of its usefulness. White v Southern R. Co. 142 SC 284 140 SE 560, 57 ALR 634. See taking for public use.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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