forcible entry


forcible entry
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 of an automobile

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

forcible entry
index burglary, housebreaking

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


forcible entry
n.
Using force or threat of force to illegally enter property that belongs to someone else against the owner’s will.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


forcible entry
The crime of taking possession of a house, other structure, or land by the use of physical force or serious threats against the occupants. This can include breaking windows, doors, or using terror to gain entry, as well as forcing the occupants out by threat or violence after having come in peacefully.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

forcible entry
n.
   the crime of taking possession of a house or other structure or land by the use of physical force or serious threats against the occupants. This can include breaking windows or doors or using terror to gain entry, as well as forcing the occupants out by threat or violence after having come in peacefully.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Forcible entry — is defined by Mirriam Webster s Dictionary of Law as the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force or unlawful entry into or onto another s property, especially when accompanied by force . [cite book… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. — forcible entry. n. The taking of or entry onto property using unlawful or illegal force, or any entry done without consent of occupier or owner. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   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 entry — Seizing and holding of a military lodgment in the face of armed opposition. See also lodgment …   Military dictionary

  • forcible entry — /fɔsəbəl ˈɛntri/ (say fawsuhbuhl entree) noun the criminal offence of entering with threats, force, etc., and taking possession of land or tenements …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 — 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!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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