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Definition of "ejectment" [e•ject•ment]

  • The act or an instance of ejecting; dispossession. (noun)
  • Law An action to regain possession of real estate held by another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ejectment" in a sentence
  • "In older English law, the ejectment was a trespass action that could be taken only by a leaseholder for damages resulting from having been wrongfully dispossessed of property."
  • "Sim was in debt to his landlord, and over the idea of ejectment from his little dwelling the tailor would brood day and night."
  • "This includes handling landlord-tenant and other land-possession actions, such as ejectment, unlawful detainer, foreclosure, and includes"