summary process
summary process n: a procedure allowed to enforce a claim or right in a summary manner; specif: a procedure to repossess real property esp. from a tenant upon nonpayment or other default: a summary eviction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

summary process
A legal procedure used for enforcing a right that takes effect faster and more efficiently than ordinary methods. The legal papers—a court order, for example—used to achieve an expeditious resolution of the controversy.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


summary process
A legal procedure used for enforcing a right that takes effect faster and more efficiently than ordinary methods. The legal papers—a court order, for example—used to achieve an expeditious resolution of the controversy.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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