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compulsory purchase

  

      n   purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell  
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compulsory  
      adj  
1    required by regulations or laws; obligatory  
compulsory education     
2    involving or employing compulsion; compelling; necessary; essential  
  compulsorily      adv  
  compulsoriness      n  


compulsory purchase  
      n   purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell  

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compulsory

  
  
binding, de rigueur, forced, imperative, mandatory, obligatory, required, requisite  
  
Antonyms     
   discretionary, elective, non-obligatory, non-requisite, optional, unimperative, unnecessary, voluntary  

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n.
multi-channel purchase
[Media]
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
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