eject·​ment i-ˈjek(t)-mənt How to pronounce ejectment (audio)
: the act or an instance of ejecting : dispossession
: 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, 1 June 2018 Finally, the duo moved forward with an ejectment proceeding, according to CNN. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 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, 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, 22 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ejectment was in 1523

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“Ejectment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejectment. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


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