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  • 1 Eminent domain — (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa and Canada) is an action of the state to seize a citizen s private property, expropriate… …

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  • 2 éminent — éminent, ente [ eminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1216; lat. eminens 1 ♦ Vx Élevé (lieu). 2 ♦ (XVIe) Mod. Qui est au dessus du niveau commun, d ordre supérieur. ⇒ élevé, exceptionnel, 1. insigne. Il a rendu d éminents services. « trois sortes de personnes [ …

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  • 3 éminent — éminent, ente (é mi nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui s élève, qui est plus haut que le reste. Lieu éminent. •   Nous allons dans le champ prendre nos avantages, Des éminents endroits nous saisir promptement, TRISTAN Panthée, IV, 3. 2°   Fig. Très grand …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 eminent domain — em·i·nent do·main / e mə nənt / n: the right of the government to take property from a private owner for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of its sovereignty over all lands within its jurisdiction see also condemn, expropriate, take… …

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  • 5 eminent — EMINÉNT, Ă, eminenţi, te, adj. Care se distinge prin calităţi (intelectuale) deosebite; excepţional, superior, remarcabil, excelent. – Din fr. éminent, lat. eminens, ntis. Trimis de romac, 07.10.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  Eminent ≠ mediocru Trimis de… …

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  • 6 éminent — ÉMINENT, ENTE. adject. Haut, élevé. Un lieu éminent. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie figurément, Excellent, et surpassant tous les autres. Un homme éminent en doctrine, en piété, d un savoir éminent. Qui a des qualités éminentes. D une éminente vertu. Dans… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 eminent — Adj bedeutsam, groß, herausragend erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. éminent, dieses aus l. ēminēns ( entis), dem PPräs. von l. ēminēre herausragen , zu l. minae Zinnen, hochragende Spitzen , das zur Sippe von l.… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 8 Eminent Technology — is a company established in 1983 by Bruce Thigpen to create innovative products for the audio field. Their first product was an air bearing straight line tracking tonearm for phonograph playback, this was the first implementation of a captured… …

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  • 9 Eminent — Em i*nent, a. [L. eminens, entis, p. pr. of eminere to stand out, be prominent; e out + minere (in comp.) to project; of uncertain origin: cf. F. [ e]minent. Cf. {Menace}.] 1. High; lofty; towering; prominent. A very eminent promontory. Evelyn… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 eminent — EMINENT, [emin]ente. adj. Haut elevé. Un lieu eminent. Il sign. fig. Excellent, & surpassant tous les autres. Un homme eminent en doctrine, en pieté, d un scavoir eminent. qui a des qualitez eminentes. une eminente vertu. Il s employe quelquefois …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 Eminent Victorians — is a book by Lytton Strachey (the oldest member of the Bloomsbury Group), first published in 1918 and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on… …

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  • 12 Eminent — may refer to: *Eminent domain, the power of a state to acquire private property without the owner s consent *Eminent Technology, an American manufacturer of audio equipment *Eminent NV, a Dutch manufacturer of electronic keyboard instruments such …

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  • 13 Eminent Hotel — (Кота Кинабалу,Малайзия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Lot 30, Ground Flo …

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  • 14 eminent — early 15c., from M.Fr. éminent (13c.) or directly from L. eminentem (nom. eminens), prp. of eminere stand out, project, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + minere, related to mons hill (see MOUNT (Cf. mount) (n …

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  • 15 eminent, imminent — Eminent (pronounced EM uh nuhnt ) means distinguished, high in rank, noteworthy (an eminent statesman). Imminent (pronounced IM uh nuhnt ) means about to occur, impending (an imminent rain squall) …

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  • 16 eminent — »hervorragend, außerordentlich«: Das Adjektiv wurde im 18. Jh. relatinisiert aus gleichbed. frz. éminent, das auf lat. eminens, das Part. Präs. von e minere »heraus , hervorragen«, zurückgeht. Das zugrunde liegende Verb lat. *minere ist als… …

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  • 17 eminent / emanant / imminent —    Eminent means of high rank, outstanding, or prestigious : An eminent author came to read at the university.    Emanant means sending or issuing forth : Emanant thoughts like those should be kept to yourself.    Imminent means close to… …

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  • 20 eminent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) respected; distinguished. 2) outstanding or conspicuous: the eminent reasonableness of their claim. DERIVATIVES eminently adverb …

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