Ejectment Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Ejectment.

Ejectment (noun): A legal action taken to remove a person who is currently occupying a property, but does not legally own it. This differs from an eviction, which concerns tenants who have not paid rent or violated rental terms. Ejectment is used against someone who unlawfully asserts ownership of a property. For instance, if person A inhabits a property, claiming it as inheritance, but person B legally holds the property rights, person B may sue person A for ejectment.