eject·​ment | \ i-ˈjek(t)-mənt How to pronounce ejectment (audio) \

Definition of ejectment

1 : the act or an instance of ejecting : dispossession
2 : an action for the recovery of possession of real property and damages and costs

Examples of ejectment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Michael Rotondo did not heed their deadlines, and his parents filed for an ejectment proceeding. Ralph Ellis, CNN, "30-year-old son finally moves out of his parents' house," 1 June 2018 Finally, the duo moved forward with an ejectment proceeding, according to CNN. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "These Parents Sued Their 30-Year-Old Son for Refusing to Move Out of Their Home. A Judge Just Ruled in Their Favor," 23 May 2018 The couple initially went to the town’s court in April to evict their son, but was told they can only remove a family member from their home through ejectment proceeding. Fox News, "Couple seeks court's help to evict 30-year-old son from their home," 22 May 2018 So Mark and Christina followed up on their word and went through with an ejectment proceeding to rid their home of Michael. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Parents Successfully Sue to Get Their 30-Year-Old Son to Move Out," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of ejectment

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ejectment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejectment. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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eject·​ment | \ i-ˈjekt-mənt How to pronounce ejectment (audio) \

Legal Definition of ejectment

: an action at common law that is to determine the right to possession of property and for the recovery of damages and that is brought by a plaintiff who claims to hold superior title

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