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DISPOSSESSION Definition & Legal Meaning

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Ouster; a wrong that carries with it the amotion of possession. Anact whereby the wrong-doer gets the actual occupation of the land or hereditament. Itincludes abatement, intrusion, disseisin, discontinuance, deforcement. 3 Bl. Comm. 167.


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