Possessory action
Possessory Pos*sess"o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster]

{Possessory action} or {Possessory suit} (Law), an action to regain or obtain possession of something. See under {Petitory}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • possessory action — n. A lawsuit in which the plaintiff’s objective is to recover possession of real property, as opposed to recovering title to it. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.… …   Law dictionary

  • possessory action — An action brought to recover possession of property. An action to recover possession of real estate, such as ejectment. An action to recover possession of personal property, such as replevin. In Louisiana, an action to recover the possession of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • possessory action — noun : an action at law founded on a right of possession and brought to recover or obtain possession as: a. (1) : a real action formerly used under Old English law to regain possession of a freehold (2) : an action founded on mere possession and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • possessory action — lawsuit to recognize the right to land or to a building …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Possessory — Pos*sess o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster] {Possessory action} or {Possessory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Possessory suit — Possessory Pos*sess o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster] {Possessory action} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possessory — pos·ses·so·ry /pə ze sə rē/ adj 1: of, arising from, involving, or having the nature of possession possessory rights a possessory action 2: having possession a possessory owner Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • possessory — Relating to possession; founded on possession; contemplating or claiming possession possessory action @ possessory claim The title of a pre emptor of public lands who has filed his declaratory statement but has not paid for the land @ possessory… …   Black's law dictionary

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