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Summary Process

summary process n

: a procedure allowed to enforce a claim or right in a summary manner
;specif
: a procedure to repossess real property esp. from a tenant upon nonpayment or other default
: a summary eviction



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

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