forcible detainer

The unlawful holding or detention of real property by force, threats, or menaces after the making of a peaceable, though unlawful, entry thereon. 35 Am J2d Fore E & D § 1. See forcible entry and detainer.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • forcible detainer — n. (1) Using force to hold someone in custody. (2) A statutory remedy allowing someone who owns property to take possession of it from someone who refuses to relinquish it; see also detainer The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An… …   Law dictionary

  • forcible detainer — or forcible entry noun Taking property into custody or forcing an entry into it by violence or intimidation • • • Main Entry: ↑force * * * forcible detainer, (in law) a violent withholding from a person of his lands or goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcible detainer — A summary, speedy and adequate statutory remedy for obtaining possession of premises by one entitled to actual possession. Casa Grande Trust Co. v. Superior Court In and For Final County, 8 Ariz. App. 163, 444 P.2d 521, 523. Exists where one… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible — for·ci·ble / fȯr sə bəl/ adj: effected by force or threat of force used against opposition or resistance a forcible felony for·ci·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Detainer — De*tain er ( [ e]r), n. 1. One who detains. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another s, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forcible entry — forcible detainer or forcible entry noun Taking property into custody or forcing an entry into it by violence or intimidation • • • Main Entry: ↑force …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcible entry — At common law, violently taking possession of lands and tenements with menaces, force, and arms, against the will of those entitled to the possession, and without the authority of law. 4 Bl.Comm. 148. Entry accompanied with circumstances tending… …   Black's law dictionary

  • detainer — The act (or the juridical fact) of withholding from a person lawfully entitled the possession of land or goods, or the restraint of a man s personal liberty against his will; detention. The wrongful keeping of a person s goods is called an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible entry and detainer — A summary proceeding for restoring to possession of land by one who is wrongfully kept out or has been wrongfully deprived of the possession. Wein v. Albany Park Motor Sales Co., 312 IlLApp. 357, 38 N.E.2d 556, 559. An action to obtain possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • detainer — The act of withholding land from the rightful owner; the restraint of a person without his consent. See forcible detainer; unlawful detainer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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