eminent eminent  /ˈɛ mə nənt/


  1. (adj) standing above others in quality or position
  2. (adj) of imposing height; especially standing out above others



  • The eminent scholar was caught on the wrong foot while answering questions outside her domain.


  1. Apollo Financial Group Steps Up With Alternative to Eminent Domain Proposal

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- via PRWEB - Wall Street's Apollo Financial Group poses an alternative solution to seizing mortgages by eminent domain and a paper by the New York Fed.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. "Eminent Domain" Back On Table Following Fed's Latest Bailout Proposal

    We first discussed the possibility of state and local governments using eminent domain to 'save us' from further housing issues a year ago but now the NY Fed has gone one step further with an academic-based justification for why this process is not a "zero-sum-game" and will render all stakeholders better off . We can hear echoes of "trust us" in this commentary as the authors explain how ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Eminent Domain Debate for Mortgages Revived by Fed Paper

    Eminent domain, which traditionally has been used by local governments to seize blighted property or other land for public good, may reduce foreclosures by helping borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth, Robert Hockett, a professor of financial law at Cornell University , said in the report, published June 9. The study may spur municipalities to reconsider the proposal after it was ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Mr. Gore called the award meaningful because of his co-winner, calling the IPCC the "world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Al-Qaida remains the pre-eminent threat against the United States," Mike McConnell told a Senate hearing more than six years after the Sept. 11 attacks.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Mike McConnell Source: 940 News

  3. "We won the elections. ...... We do not see the point for anyone coming to mediate power-sharing," Michuki told reporters Monday. "We have not invited Kofi Annan or any other eminent personality to come and mediate."
    on Jan 15, 2006 By: John Michuki Source: 940 News

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