FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER
\fˈɔːsəbə͡l ˈɛntɹi and dɪtˈe͡ɪnə], \fˈɔːsəbəl ˈɛntɹi and dɪtˈeɪnə], \f_ˈɔː_s_ə_b_əl ˈɛ_n_t_ɹ_i_ a_n_d d_ɪ_t_ˈeɪ_n_ə]\
Definitions of FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER
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The action of forcible entry and detainer is a summary proceeding to recoverpossession of premises forcibly or unlawfully detained. The inquiry in such cases doesnot involve title, but is confined to the actual and peaceable possession of the plaintiffand the unlawful or forcible ouster or detention by defendant ; the object of the lawbeing to prevent the disturbance of the public peace by the forcible assertion of aprivate right. Gore v. Altice, 33 Wash. 335, 74 Pac. 550; Eveleth v. Gill, 97 Me. 315, 54Atl. 757.
By Henry Campbell Black