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Meaning of EVICT

Pronunciation:  i'vikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  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."

EVICT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: force out
 See Also: boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, expel, kick out, throw out, turf out, turn out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*vict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evicted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Evicting}.] [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome
completely, evict. See {Evince}.]
1. (Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess
   by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to

         The law of England would speedily evict them out of
         their possession.                     --Sir. J.

2. To evince; to prove. [Obs.] --Cheyne.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: boot out, chase, chuck, cut off, disendow, disherison, disinherit, dislodge, dismiss, disown, dispossess, disseise, eject, expel, expropriate, extrude, force out, foreclose, kick out, oust, out, put out, remove, shut out, throw out, toss out, turn out, unhouse, unkennel