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evict (verb), evicts; evicted; evicting
1. To force a tenant to leave a property, especially the tenant's residence, usually because he or she has failed to comply with the terms of a lease.
2. To force out; to eject, to expel.
3. In law, to recover (property, for example) by a superior claim or legal process.
4. Etymology: "recover property", from Latin evictus and evincere, "to recover property, to overcome and to expel, to conquer"; from ex-, "out" + vincere, "to conquer".
This entry is located in the following units: ex-, e-, ef- (page 2) vinc-, vict-, -vince, -vincible, -vincibility + (page 1)