The Law of Ejectments, or, A Treatise Shewing the Nature of Ejectione Firme, the Difference Between it and Trespass...
|The Law of Ejectments|
at the College of William & Mary.
This tome covered the now archaic law of ejectments.  Ejectment is the common law term for civil action to recover the possession of or title to land. It replaced the old real actions as well as the various possessory assizes.  Though still used in some places, the term is now obsolete in many common law jurisdictions, in which possession and title are contested via the actions of eviction and quiet title, respectively. Originally, an ejectment was concerned with the recovery of possession of land, for example against a defaulting tenant or a trespasser, who did not have (or no longer had) any right to remain there. It has continued to be used for this, though in some jurisdictions the terminology has changed.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library