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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

forcible entry

: the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force against the lawful possessor see also forcible entry and detainer
: unlawful entry into or onto another's property especially when accompanied by force
forcible entry of an automobile
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