Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of ejecting.
  • noun Law An action brought by one claiming the right to possess real property currently possessed by another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ejecting or casting out; specifically, a dispossession; the act of dispossessing or ousting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A casting out; a dispossession; an expulsion; ejection.
  • noun (Law) A species of mixed action, which lies for the recovery of possession of real property, and damages and costs for the wrongful withholding of it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A casting out.
  • noun law A species of mixed action, which lies for the recovery of possession of real property, and damages and costs for the wrongful withholding of it.

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  • The League refused to allow the supposed buyers to come upon the land, and the Railroad, faithful to its pledge in the matter of guaranteeing its dummies possession, at once began suits in ejectment in the district court in Visalia, the county seat.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 1

    August 19, 2008