forcible entry and detainer

noun

1
: the forcible entry upon and keeping of real property without authority of law
2
: the statutory proceeding to regain possession of real property taken through a forcible entry and detainer

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“Forcible entry and detainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/forcible%20entry%20and%20detainer. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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