confiscation of property

confiscation of property
appropriation or seizing of private property

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • confiscation — /konfaskeyshan/ Act of confiscating. The seizure of private property by the government without compensation to the owner, often as a consequence of conviction for crime, or because possession or use of the property was contrary to law. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • confiscation — /konfaskeyshan/ Act of confiscating. The seizure of private property by the government without compensation to the owner, often as a consequence of conviction for crime, or because possession or use of the property was contrary to law. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Confiscation Cases — Cases arising under the act of Congress of August 6, 1861, authorizing the confiscation of property used in aiding, abetting or promoting insurrection against the government of the United States. Confiscation Cases (US) 7 Wall 454, 19 L Ed 196;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Confiscation — Confiscation, from the Latin confiscatio joining to the fiscus, i.e. transfer to the treasury is a legal seizure without compensation by a government or other public authority. The word is also used, popularly, of spoliation under legal forms, or …   Wikipedia

  • CONFISCATION, EXPROPRIATION, FORFEITURE — Confiscation is mentioned once in the Bible as a quasi criminal sanction against disobedience to lawful orders (Ezra 10:8). Relying on this precedent, the rule was enunciated that courts are empowered to expropriate (hefker bet din; Git. 36b, Yev …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • confiscation — index appropriation (taking), attachment (seizure), condemnation (seizure), disseisin, distraint …   Law dictionary

  • Property — is any physical or virtual entity that is owned by an individual. An owner of property has the right to consume, sell, mortgage, transfer and exchange his or her property.cite web|url=http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/property.html|titl… …   Wikipedia

  • Property redistribution — is a term applied to various political policies involving taxation or expropriation of property from some in order to finance payments to others. Redistribution policies are usually promoted (in democracies) by claiming that less stratified… …   Wikipedia

  • Confiscation — Con fis*ca tion, n. [L. confiscatio.] The act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use. [1913 Webster] The confiscations following a subdued rebellion. Hallam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confiscation Acts — ▪ United States history [1861 64]       (1861–64), in U.S. history, series of laws passed by the federal government during the American Civil War that were designed to liberate slaves in the seceded states. The first Confiscation Act, passed on… …   Universalium

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