UK [ɪˈvɪkt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "evict":
present tense I/you/we/they evict he/she/it evicts present participle evicting past tense evicted past participle evicted
to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in, usually because they have not paid their rent

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  • evict — /i vikt/ vt [Medieval Latin evictus, past participle of evincere to recover (property) by legal process, from Latin, to vanquish, regain possession of]: to put (a tenant) out of property by force, by virtue of a paramount title, or esp. by legal… …   Law dictionary

  • evict — e‧vict [ɪˈvɪkt] verb [transitive] LAW to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in or land they are living on: • They were evicted from their home for not paying the rent. eviction noun [countable, uncountable] : • Foreclosure… …   Financial and business terms

  • Evict — E*vict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evicting}.] [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome completely, evict. See {Evince}.] 1. (Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evict — evict; evict·ee; …   English syllables

  • evict — mid 15c., recover (property) by judicial means, from L. evictus, pp. of evincere recover property, overcome and expel, conquer, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + vincere conquer (see VICTOR (Cf. victor)). Sense of expel by legal process first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • evict — *eject, oust, expel, dismiss Analogous words: *exclude, eliminate, shut out: reject, repudiate, spurn (see DECLINE): *dismiss, fire, cashier, discharge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evict — [v] throw out from residence boot out*, bounce*, chase, dislodge, dismiss, dispossess, eject, expel, extrude, force out, heave ho*, kick out*, oust, out, put out, remove, send packing*, show out, show the door*, shut out, toss out on ear*, turn… …   New thesaurus

  • evict — ► VERB ▪ expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law. DERIVATIVES eviction noun. ORIGIN from Latin evincere overcome, defeat …   English terms dictionary

  • evict — [ē vikt′, ivikt′] vt. [ME evicten < L evictus, pp. of evincere, EVINCE] to remove (a tenant) from leased premises by legal procedure, as for failure to pay rent SYN. EJECT eviction n …   English World dictionary

  • evict — verb ADVERB ▪ forcibly ▪ unlawfully (esp. BrE) VERB + EVICT ▪ attempt to, seek to, try to, want to …   Collocations dictionary

  • evict — v. (D; tr.) to evict from * * * [ɪ vɪkt] (D; tr.) to evict from …   Combinatory dictionary

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