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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 of ejectment
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; eject + -ment
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  • The first action for ejectment on title has been brought, and we are the victors.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • He has sent off instructions already to serve the notice for ejectment.

  • I know what you mean; he will proceed by ejectment to try title.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • They are serving the writs in ejectment and putting the dummy buyers in possession.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • She had suffered so at the time of the ejectment of the Indians, that it had made her ill.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • His land in the highway may be recovered in ejectment just the same as any of his other land.

    The Road and the Roadside Burton Willis Potter
  • Then I suppose you came her to serve the notice of ejectment on me.

    Hepsey Burke

    Frank Noyes Westcott
  • They were absorbed with this matter of the ejectment, and so did not observe her.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • This then was the end of the carnival; the due return upon the writ of ejectment.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • His ejectment was no trifling matter as it carried him quite to the edge of the sidewalk.

    The Lost Army Thomas W. Knox
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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