Nonconforming Use

Definition:  a permitted use of real property that was lawfully established and maintained at the time of its original construction but that no longer conforms to the current zoning law

Pronunciation:   \(ˈ)nän-kən-ˈfȯrm\

Used in a Sentence:   A small grocery store located in an area that was later zoned residential is allowed to continue as a nonconforming use.

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