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

    A trespass on land on the death of the particular tenant, before entry of the remainderman or reversioner. See 9 ID. 159.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A species of injury by ouster or amotion of possession from the freehold, being an entry of a stranger, after a particular estate of freehold is determined, before him in remainder or reversion. Hu-lick v. Scovil, 9 111. 170; Boylan v. Deinzer, 45 N. J. Eq. 485, 18 AH. 121. The name of a writ brought by the owner of a fee-simple, etc., against an intruder. New Nat. Brev. 453. Abolished by 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 57.