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

    Such a trespass as would amount to a breach of the peace. See 58 Am. Dec. 282.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In North Carolina, this is an invasion of the rights of another with respect to his personal property, of the same character or under the same circumstances, which would constitute a "forcible entry and detainer" of real property at common law. It consists in taking or seizing the personal property of another by forco, violence or intimidation. State v. Lawson, 123 N. C. 740, 31 S. E. 667, 68 Am. St. Rep. 844; State v. Barefoot, 89 N. C. 567; Sinte v. Ray, 32 N. C. 40; State v. Sowls, 61 N. C. 151; State v. Laney, 87 N. C. 535.