Definition of ejectment in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛktm(ə)nt


[mass noun] Law , chiefly • historical
  • 1The eviction of a tenant from property: the landlord shall serve a writ in ejectment
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    • We would seek ejectment because the people wouldn't have clear title to the land.
    • When and where agents obtained civil-bill decrees and writs of ejectment in the county courts, thereby forcing the tenants to bear some of the legal costs, League organizers had a much easier time recruiting new members.
    • Lord Ashbrook dug his heels in and threatened to unleash a shower of ejectment writs if his tenants did not pay the full amount promptly - a threat that evidently proved effective.
  • 1.1The process by which an evicted tenant seeks to recover possession and damages: he brought an action in ejectment against the rector
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    • Certainly, if you bring an action in ejectment, if you have a right to possession of the property, you certainly can do that.
    • An action for mesne profits, unlike ejectment, allows the claimant to claim damages for his loss during the period that he has been dispossessed.
    • Is it significant that it may be a form of summary remedy or an ordinary action of ejectment?

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