(1) The legal declaration of a government that something is unfit for further use or existence, or constitutes a peril to life, health, safety or well being of the public, and ordering its removal or destruction, such as declaring a building unfit for use and a menace to health and public safety and ordering its destruction, or to order the slaughter of diseased animals. (2) The selection of private property by a government or public service corporation for acquisition for public or quasi public use.