forcible detainer


forcible detainer
The unlawful holding or detention of real property by force, threats, or menaces after the making of a peaceable, though unlawful, entry thereon. 35 Am J2d Fore E & D § 1. See forcible entry and detainer.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • forcible detainer — n. (1) Using force to hold someone in custody. (2) A statutory remedy allowing someone who owns property to take possession of it from someone who refuses to relinquish it; see also detainer The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An… …   Law dictionary

  • forcible detainer — or forcible entry noun Taking property into custody or forcing an entry into it by violence or intimidation • • • Main Entry: ↑force * * * forcible detainer, (in law) a violent withholding from a person of his lands or goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcible detainer — A summary, speedy and adequate statutory remedy for obtaining possession of premises by one entitled to actual possession. Casa Grande Trust Co. v. Superior Court In and For Final County, 8 Ariz. App. 163, 444 P.2d 521, 523. Exists where one… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible detainer — A summary, speedy and adequate statutory remedy for obtaining possession of premises by one entitled to actual possession. Casa Grande Trust Co. v. Superior Court In and For Final County, 8 Ariz. App. 163, 444 P.2d 521, 523. Exists where one… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible — for·ci·ble / fȯr sə bəl/ adj: effected by force or threat of force used against opposition or resistance a forcible felony for·ci·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Detainer — De*tain er ( [ e]r), n. 1. One who detains. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another s, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forcible entry — forcible detainer or forcible entry noun Taking property into custody or forcing an entry into it by violence or intimidation • • • Main Entry: ↑force …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcible entry — At common law, violently taking possession of lands and tenements with menaces, force, and arms, against the will of those entitled to the possession, and without the authority of law. 4 Bl.Comm. 148. Entry accompanied with circumstances tending… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible entry — At common law, violently taking possession of lands and tenements with menaces, force, and arms, against the will of those entitled to the possession, and without the authority of law. 4 Bl.Comm. 148. Entry accompanied with circumstances tending… …   Black's law dictionary

  • detainer — The act (or the juridical fact) of withholding from a person lawfully entitled the possession of land or goods, or the restraint of a man s personal liberty against his will; detention. The wrongful keeping of a person s goods is called an… …   Black's law dictionary