Forcible entry and detainer
Forcible For"ci*ble, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster]

How forcible are right words! --Job. vi. 2?. [1913 Webster]

Sweet smells are most forcible in dry substances, when broken. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

But I have reasons strong and forcible. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

He is at once elegant and sublime, forcible and ornamented. --Lowth (Transl. ) [1913 Webster]

2. Violent; impetuous. [1913 Webster]

Like mingled streams, more forcible when joined. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction. [1913 Webster]

In embraces of King James . . . forcible and unjust. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Forcible entry and detainer} (Law), the entering upon and taking and withholding of land and tenements by actual force and violence, and with a strong hand, to the hindrance of the person having the right to enter.

Syn: Violent; powerful; strong; energetic; mighty; potent; weighty; impressive; cogent; influential. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • forcible entry and detainer — noun 1. : the entering upon and taking or the keeping possession of land or a tenement by actual force or by threats or display of force menacing life or limb without authority of law 2. : the statutory proceeding to regain possession of property …   Useful english dictionary

  • forcible entry and detainer — A summary proceeding for restoring to possession of land by one who is wrongfully kept out or has been wrongfully deprived of the possession. Wein v. Albany Park Motor Sales Co., 312 IlLApp. 357, 38 N.E.2d 556, 559. An action to obtain possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible entry and detainer — A summary proceeding for restoring to possession of land by one who is wrongfully kept out or has been wrongfully deprived of the possession. Wein v. Albany Park Motor Sales Co., 312 IlLApp. 357, 38 N.E.2d 556, 559. An action to obtain possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • forcible entry and detainer — A common law offense against the public peace committed by violently taking or keeping possession of lands and tenements, with menaces, force and arms, and without the authority of law. 4 Bl Comm 148. A remedy to obtain restitution to possession… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • forcible entry — n 1: the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force against the lawful possessor see also forcible entry and detainer 2: unlawful entry into or onto another s property esp. when accompanied by force forcible entry …   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

  • 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 — An entry by breaking doors to make an arrest or a search of premises. 5 Am J2d Arr §§ 86, 87. An entry, with at least some degree of actual force, for the purpose of committing a felony. 13 Am J2d Burgl §§ 11, 12. An entry on real property… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Forcible — For ci*ble, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster] How forcible are right words! Job. vi. 2? …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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