The act of selecting, devoting, or setting apart land for a particular use or purpose, as where land is appropriated for public buildings, military reservations, or other public uses. McSorley. v. Hill. 2 Wash. St. 638. 27 Pac. 552; Murdock v. Memphis. 7 Cold. (Tenn.) 500; Jackson v. Wilcox, 2 111. 300. Sometimes also applied to the taking of private property for public use in the exercise of the power of eminent domain. Railroad Co. v. Foltz (C. C.) 52 Fed. 629; Sweet v. Rechel. 159 U. S. 380. 16 Sup. Ct. 43. 40 L. Ed. 188.

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