Legal Definition of eviction
: 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
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