action of ejectment

  • 1action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …

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  • 2ejectment — At common law, this was the name of a mixed action (springing from the earlier personal action of ejectione firmae) which lay for the recovery of the possession of land, and for damages for the unlawful detention of its possession. The action was …

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  • 3ejectment — At common law, this was the name of a mixed action (springing from the earlier personal action of ejectione firmae) which lay for the recovery of the possession of land, and for damages for the unlawful detention of its possession. The action was …

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  • 4ejectment — /i jekt meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of ejecting. 2. Law. a possessory action wherein the title to real property may be tried and the possession recovered. [1560 70; EJECT + MENT] * * * ▪ law       in Anglo American property law, legal action for… …

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  • 5ejectment — eject·ment /i jekt mənt/ n: an action at common law that is to determine the right to possession of property and for the recovery of damages and that is brought by a plaintiff who claims to hold superior title Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

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  • 6Ejectment — E*ject ment, n. 1. A casting out; a dispossession; an expulsion; ejection; as, the ejectment of tenants from their homes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A species of mixed action, which lies for the recovery of possession of real property, and damages… …

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  • 7ejectment — [ē jekt′mənt, iekt′mənt] n. 1. an ejecting or ousting; eviction 2. Law an action to secure or recover possession of real property by the true owner …

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  • 8Ejectment — This article is about the Common Law form of action. For a fuller discussion of modern proceedings, see Eviction. Ejectment in the common law term for civil action to recover the possession of and title to land. It replaced the old Real Actions… …

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  • 9ejectment — An action which is purely possessory; a form of action in which the right of possession to corporeal hereditaments may be tried and possession obtained. Kingsnorth v Baker, 213 Mich 294, 182 NW 108. At common law a purely possessory action; even… …

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  • 10ejectment — k(t)mənt noun ( s) 1. : dispossession the ejectment of tenants from their homes 2. a. : a mixed action admissible for the recovery of possession of property and for damages and costs for the wrongful withholding of it …

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  • 11action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …

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  • 12action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …

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  • 13ejectment — noun Date: 1523 1. the act or an instance of ejecting ; dispossession 2. an action for the recovery of possession of real property and damages and costs …

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  • 14ejectment — noun a) A casting out. b) A species of mixed action, which lies for the recovery of possession of real property, and damages and costs for the wrongful withholding of it. Syn: ejection …

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  • 15ejectment — e•ject•ment [[t]ɪˈdʒɛkt mənt[/t]] n. 1) law a legal action to recover the title to real property 2) the act of ejecting • Etymology: 1560–70 …

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  • 16ejectment — /əˈdʒɛktmənt/ (say uh jektmuhnt), /i / (say ee ) noun 1. the act of ejecting. 2. Law an action for the recovery of land wherein the title of real property may be tried and the possession recovered, wherever the party claiming has a right of entry …

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  • 17writ of ejectment — The writ in an action of ejectment, for the recovery of lands. See ejectment …

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  • 18Form of action — The Forms of Action were the different procedures by which a legal claim could be made in the early history of the English common law. While in modern English law, as in most other legal systems, the focus is on the substance underlying an action …

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  • 19writ of ejectment — The writ in an action of ejectment …

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  • 20petitory action — A proceeding at law for the recovery of real property, corresponding to the common law action of ejectment, and which can only be maintained where the plaintiff shows a legal title to the property in himself, as distinguished from an equitable… …

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