unlawful detainer

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Noun[edit]

unlawful detainer

  1. (US, law) The act of retaining possession of property without legal right.
  2. (US, law) A legal action intended to remedy unlawful detainer by restoring possession of property to its owner.

References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.