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1. The unjustifiable retention of the possession of real property by one whose original entry was lawful, as when a tenant holds over after lease termination despite the landlord’s demand for possession. 
1. The unlawful withholding or detention of real property after the acquisition of a peaceable and actual, but unlawful, possession. 35 Am J2d Forc E & D § 32. 
1. Remaining in possession of real property after one’s right to do so no longer exists. EXAMPLE: the act of a tenant who refuses to leave his apartment after his lease has expired. 
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by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning. ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.
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