verb \i-ˈvikt\

: to force (someone) to leave a place

Full Definition of EVICT

transitive verb
a :  to recover (property) from a person by legal process
b :  to put (a tenant) out by legal process
:  to force out :  expel
evic·tion \-ˈvik-shən\ noun
evic·tor \-ˈvik-tər\ noun

Examples of EVICT

  1. His landlord has threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay the rent soon.
  2. They were evicted from their apartment.

Origin of EVICT

Middle English, from Late Latin evictus, past participle of evincere, from Latin, to vanquish, win a point — more at evince
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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