dispossession


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Dispossession

The wrongful, nonconsensual ouster or removal of a person from his or her property by trick, compulsion, or misuse of the law, whereby the violator obtains actual occupation of the land. Dispossession encompasses intrusion, disseisin, or deforcement.

dispossession

noun abridgment, assumption, condemnation, confiscation, dislodgment, disqualification, distrust, divestment, ejection, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, ouster, privation, removal, taking, usurpation
Associated concepts: adverse possession, ejection, wrongful dispossession, wrongful eviction
See also: abridgment, appropriation, assumption, attachment, condemnation, disqualification, disseisin, distraint, distress, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, garnishment, infringement, ouster, privation, rejection, taking
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