eviction

noun
evic·​tion | \ i-ˈvik-shən How to pronounce eviction (audio) \

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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“Eviction.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/eviction. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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