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[ih-jekt-muh nt] /ɪˈdʒɛkt mənt/
the act of ejecting.
Law. a possessory action wherein the title to real property may be tried and the possession recovered.
Origin of ejectment
First recorded in 1560-70; eject + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


(property law) (formerly) an action brought by a wrongfully dispossessed owner seeking to recover possession of his land
the act of ejecting or state of being ejected; dispossession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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