- Expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law: he had court orders to evict the trespassers from three campsMore example sentences
- After evicting her, the landlord started renovations in hopes of raising the rent for the next tenant.
- I have now received a letter from the council evicting me from my property.
- If he is evicted and made homeless he is bound to commit suicide, for which the council will be squarely responsible.
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- As a young man, he quit his job as the family tenant evictor and opted for a humbler life as a railway engineer.
- Nor is it being seized by a branch of government: the evictor is the New London Development Corporation, a private non-profit body.
- The young evictors - some brawny, some scrawny - seem to love flexing their muscles.
late Middle English (in the sense 'recover property, or the title to property, by legal process'): from Latin evict- 'overcome, defeated', from the verb evincere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + vincere 'conquer'.