Law Dictionary

eviction

play
noun evic·tion \i-ˈvik-shən\

Legal Definition of eviction

  1. :  the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by force or especially by legal process actual eviction :  eviction that involves the physical expulsion of a tenant constructive eviction :  eviction effected by substantially interfering with a tenant's enjoyment of the property (as by allowing the property to become uninhabitable) so that the tenant is regarded as evicted under law retaliatory eviction :  wrongful eviction of a tenant in reaction to the tenant's exercising of a right (as of reporting health code violations) contrary to the landlord's interest


Learn More about eviction


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eviction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!