forcible entry

Definition of forcible entry

chiefly US

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

Word by Word Definitions

forcibleplay
  1. :  effected by force used against opposition or resistance

    :  characterized by force, efficiency, or energy :  powerful

entryplay
  1. :  the right or privilege of entering :  entrée

    :  the act of entering :  entrance

    :  a place of entrance: such as


Law Dictionary

forcible entry

noun

Legal Definition of forcible entry

  1. 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. 2 :  unlawful entry into or onto another's property especially when accompanied by force forcible entry of an automobile


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