deforcement
noun see deforce

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deforcement — The common law name given to the wrongful possession of land to which another person is rightfully entitled; the detention of dower from a widow. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. deforcement …   Law dictionary

  • Deforcement — De*force ment, n. [OF.] (Law) (a) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right. (b) (Scots Law) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deforcement — is where a man wrongfully holds lands to which another person is entitled. It therefore includes disseisin, abatement, discontinuance, and intrusion. But it is applied especially to cases, not falling under those heads, where the person entitled… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deforcement — is where a man wrongfully holds lands to which another person is entitled. It therefore includes disseisin, abatement, discontinuance, and intrusion. But it is applied especially to cases, not falling under those heads, where the person entitled… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deforcement — See deforce. * * * ▪ English law       in English property law, wrongful taking and possession of land belonging to another. Deforcement had its primary legal significance in feudal England. Deforcement arose particularly in cases in which land… …   Universalium

  • deforcement — n. illegal withholding of property from its rightful owner; forceful ejection or eviction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deforcement — de·force·ment …   English syllables

  • deforcement — An abatement, an intrusion, a disseisin, a discontinuance, or any other kind of wrong by which a person who has a right to the freehold is kept out of possession. Sec 3 Bl Comm 172; detention of dower from a widow. 25 Am J2d Dow § 1860 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • déforcement —  n.m. Action de déforcer …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • deforcement — noun see deforce …   Useful english dictionary

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