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ejectment

[ih-jekt-muh nt] /ɪˈdʒɛkt mənt/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; eject + -ment
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Examples from the web for ejectment
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ejectment

ejectment

/ɪˈdʒɛktmənt/
noun
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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Encyclopedia Article for 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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