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  • n. Plural form of ejectment.


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  • Grove: I suppose, with a design to make ejectments necessary, were

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The nature of processes, ejectments, custodiams, injunctions, replevins, etc., is perfectly known to them, and the terms as familiar to them as to any attorney.

    Castle Rackrent

  • These persons in Wales are called Encroachers, and are liable to have ejectments served upon them by the Lord of the Manor, (which is often the case) to recover possession.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 529, January 14, 1832

  • He referred to the Land Commission report with regard to ejectments, and showed from it, that in the year 1843 there were issued from the Civil Bill Courts 5,244 ejectments, comprising 14,816 defendants, and from the Superior Courts 1,784 ejectments, comprising

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • In the County Tipperary, where there were most ejectments, there were also most murders, and he called the particular attention of the house to this fact.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • Summary ejectments of the refractory from their dwellings, destruction of their provision grounds, refusal to sell them land except at exorbitant prices, were all tried.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • His head is full of costs, damages, and ejectments: He plagued a couple of honest gentlemen so long for a trespass in breaking one of his hedges, till he was forced to sell the ground it inclosed to defray the charges of the prosecution: His father left him fourscore pounds a-year; but he has _cast_ and been cast so often, that he is not now worth thirty.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Gentlemen would not be misled into limitless and prodigal expenditure, even to ejectments from their estates, and the architects themselves could be forced, by fear of the penalty, to be more careful in calculating and stating the limit of expense, so that gentlemen would procure their buildings for that which they had expected, or by adding only a little more.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Of Mr. Feuerstein's six weeks in Hoboken it is enough to say that they were weeks of storm and stress -- wretched lodgments in low boarding-houses, odd jobs at giving recitations in beer halls, undignified ejectments for drunkenness and failure to pay, borrowings which were removed from frank street-begging only in his imagination.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • In the Ann.Reg. 1771, p. 56, it is shewn how by this bad man 'the whole county of Cumberland was thrown into a state of the greatest terror and confusion; four hundred ejectments were served in one day.'

    Life of Johnson


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