Definition of Deforcement

1. n. A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right.



Definition of Deforcement

1. Noun. (legal) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right. ¹

2. Noun. (legal Scotland) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deforcement

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Deforcement

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1. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1910)
"deforcement is any wrong withholding the possession of land, ... Instances of deforcement are the refusal of the heir to allow the widow to take possession ..."

2. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"deforcement of the officers of the customs, by persons to the number of eight or ... Breach of arrestment is a crime of the same nature as deforcement, ..."

3. The Law and Practice of Citation and Diligence: On the Basis of the Late Mr by Robert Campbell, James Johnston Darling (1862)
"Thus it is deforcement if he be fired at, or pursued with mortal weapons, or assailed with stones, though he escape unhurt; or that he is opposed by an ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland by John Hay Athole Macdonald (1877)
"Scorn or TERM deforcement. Defeat of any legal van-ant. that the attempt was made in reference to a process which, though contemplated, has never been ..."

5. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"Vf deforcement. DEFRAUD. —Г. INTENT. DEGRADE. —Г DISGRADE. DEGREE.—Qua Customs, "Degree" of Proof Spirit, •'does not include a fraction of the next higher ..."

6. Epitome of the Law of Landed Property: With a Description of the Several by Manasseh Dawes (1818)
"deforcement is, where the original entry of the tenant •was lawful, but his detaining possession of the land afterwards was the contrary ; such as his ..."

7. The Journal of Jurisprudence by Law Library Microform Consortium (1879)
"LORD YOUNG ON deforcement. THE report of a case at the Inverness Circuit, which we give elsewhere, is a valuable contribution to the law of ..."

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