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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evictverb

    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 outverb

    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. evictverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EVICTverb

    Etymology: evinco, Latin.

    The law of England would speedily evict them out of their possession, and therefore they held it the best policy to cast off the yoke of English law. John Davies, on Ireland.

    His lands were evicted from him. , Declaration.

    This nervous fluid has never been discovered in live animals by the senses, however assisted; nor its necessity evicted by any cogent experiment. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.


  1. evict

    Eviction is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord. In some jurisdictions it may also involve the removal of persons from premises that were foreclosed by a mortgagee (often, the prior owners who defaulted on a mortgage). Depending on the laws of the jurisdiction, eviction may also be known as unlawful detainer, summary possession, summary dispossess, summary process, forcible detainer, ejectment, and repossession, among other terms. Nevertheless, the term eviction is the most commonly used in communications between the landlord and tenant. Depending on the jurisdiction involved, before a tenant can be evicted, a landlord must win an eviction lawsuit or prevail in another step in the legal process. It should be borne in mind that eviction, as with ejectment and certain other related terms, has precise meanings only in certain historical contexts (e.g., under the English common law of past centuries), or with respect to specific jurisdictions. In present-day practice and procedure, there has come to be a wide variation in the content of these terms from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.The legal aspects, procedures, and provisions for eviction, by whatever name, vary even between countries or states with similar legal structures.


  1. evict

    Evict generally means to forcibly or legally remove someone from a property or a place where they are currently residing or occupy, often due to reasons such as nonpayment of rent, violation of rental agreement, or expiry of lease among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evictverb

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

  2. Evictverb

    to evince; to prove

  3. Etymology: [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome completely, evict. See Evince.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evict

    e-vikt′, v.t. to dispossess by law: to expel from.—ns. Evic′tion, the act of evicting from house or lands: the dispossession of one person by another having a better title of property in land; Evic′tor. [L. evictus, pa.p. of evincĕre, to overcome.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evict in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of evict in a Sentence

  1. Success Academy:

    In the intervening nine months, the city has not found a permanent location for them, and now City Hall is threatening to evict them from I.S. 238 leaving them without a place to learn.

  2. Julia Fox:

    We do have a small mouse problem, it’s a problem depending on how you look at it. I kind of let them rock, i appreciate that they at night while we’re sleeping, they come up and clean up the crumbs that my son drops on the floor, so yeah, I’m not going to evict the mice any time soon.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We will beat the Democrats, we will rout the fake news media, we will expose and appropriately deal with the RINOs( Republicans in Name Only). We will evict Joe Biden from the White House and we will liberate America from these villains and scoundrels once and for all.

  4. Emily Benfer:

    The message to landlords right now is, truly, the public health largely rests in your hands, because of the link of eviction and the spread of Covid-19, it is critical that you apply for rental assistance and wait to evict because of the long-term hardship and also the immediate threat to Covid-19 surge that this will create.

  5. John Pollock:

    If they are paying attention at all they know most of that [ rent relief ] hasn't gotten to anyone yet, many judges will push back and give tenants a chance. Take a moment to at least ask them,' Have you applied ?' And judges may be telling landlords,' Before you file to evict, you need to apply for rent relief first.'.

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