Definition of evict in English:

evict

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈvɪkt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

evictor

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'recover property by legal process'): from Latin evict- 'overcome, defeated', from the verb evincere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + vincere 'conquer'.

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