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Forcible Entry And Detainer

forcible entry and detainer n

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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