forcible entry

idiom

Definition of forcible entry 

chiefly US

: entering a building or room by using force to open a door or window The door showed signs of forcible entry.

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forcible entry

noun

Legal Definition of forcible entry 

1 : the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force against the lawful possessor — see also forcible entry and detainer

2 : unlawful entry into or onto another's property especially when accompanied by force forcible entry of an automobile

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