Due Compensation (Eminent Domain) Law and Legal Definition

Due compensation means just compensation. It means the compensation which ought to be made. It is the compensation to which a person is entitled.

Due compensation is what will make the owner whole pecuniarily for appropriating or injuring his/her property by any invasion of it cognizable by the senses, or by interference with some right in relation to the property, whereby its market value is lessened as the direct result of the public use. [King v. Vicksburg R. & L. Co., 88 Miss. 456 (Miss. 1906)]