Definition of ejectment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈjektmənt/


1The action or process of evicting a tenant from property: the landlord shall serve a writ in ejectment
More example sentences
  • 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 action or process in which a person evicted from property seeks to recover possession and damages.
Example sentences
  • 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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