Definitions for evictɪˈvɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to expel (a person, esp. a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent.

    Category: Law

  2. to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.

    Category: Law

  3. to throw or force out; eject; expel.


Origin of evict:

1400–50; late ME < LL ēvictus having recovered one's property by law, L: ptp. of ēvincere to overcome, conquer, evince


Princeton's WordNet

  1. evict(verb)

    expel or eject without recourse to legal process

    "The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m."

  2. evict, force out(verb)

    expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process

    "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months"


  1. evict(Verb)

    To expel (one or more people) from their property; to force (one or more people) to move out.

  2. Origin: From Latin evincere, "to vanquish completely."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evict(verb)

    to dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust

  2. Evict(verb)

    to evince; to prove

Anagrams of evict

  1. civet

Translations for evict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put out from house or land especially by force of law.

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