Definition of evict in English:

evict

Syllabification: e·vict
Pronunciation: /iˈvikt
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law: he had court orders to evict the trespassers from three camps
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    expel, eject, oust, remove, dislodge, turn out, throw out, drive out; dispossess, expropriate
    informal chuck out, kick out, boot out, bounce, give someone the (old) heave-ho, throw someone out on their ear, give someone the bum's rush, give someone their walking papers

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, 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'.

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