forcible entry and detainer

A common-law offense against the public peace committed by violently taking or keeping possession of lands and tenements, with menaces, force and arms, and without the authority of law. 4 Bl Comm 148. A remedy to obtain restitution to possession of one turned or kept out of possession of real property by strong hand, violence, or terror. 35 Am J2d Forc E & D § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • forcible entry and detainer — n 1: the forcible entry upon and keeping of real property without authority of law 2: the statutory proceeding to regain possession of real property taken through a forcible entry and detainer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Forcible entry and detainer — Forcible For ci*ble, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster] How forcible are right words!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forcible entry and detainer — noun 1. : the entering upon and taking or the keeping possession of land or a tenement by actual force or by threats or display of force menacing life or limb without authority of law 2. : the statutory proceeding to regain possession of property …   Useful english 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

  • forcible entry — n 1: the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force against the lawful possessor see also forcible entry and detainer 2: unlawful entry into or onto another s property esp. when accompanied by force forcible entry …   Law 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

  • forcible entry — An entry by breaking doors to make an arrest or a search of premises. 5 Am J2d Arr §§ 86, 87. An entry, with at least some degree of actual force, for the purpose of committing a felony. 13 Am J2d Burgl §§ 11, 12. An entry on real property… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Forcible — For ci*ble, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster] How forcible are right words! Job. vi. 2? …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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

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