ejectment

[ih-jekt-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of ejecting.
2.
Law. a possessory action wherein the title to real property may be tried and the possession recovered.

Origin:
1560–70; eject + -ment

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ejectment (ɪˈdʒɛktmənt)
 
n
1.  property law (formerly) an action brought by a wrongfully dispossessed owner seeking to recover possession of his land
2.  the act of ejecting or state of being ejected; dispossession

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ejectment

in Anglo-American property law, legal action for recovery of land from one wrongfully in possession and monetary compensation for his unlawful detention of the land

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Example sentences
Any plaintiff and defendant in an action of ejectment.
If the landlord has started a summary ejectment action, you must also offer to pay the court costs in order to stop the eviction.
Furthermore, this statutory proceeding avoids the delay and expense incident to the common law remedy of ejectment.
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