Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Exists only when there is a wrongful entry by one claiming an actual ouster of the true owner, or some act tantamount thereto. See 2 Wend. (N. Y.) 166, 19 Am. Dec. 571.