possessory action - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
A lawsuit undertaken to gain physical possession of a premises or other real property, but not to take title to it. A possessory action may be instituted to evict a tenant who overstays a lease’s term, or who is behind in payments.
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