verb (used with object)
Origin of evict
Examples from the Web for evict
In June, Pakistan launched an all-out military offensive in the region, ostensibly to evict all the militants from the area.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A California family is struggling to evict their now-fired live-in nanny—and tenancy laws are on her side.
Police came to evict Mark Kulis—and found a home wired to explode.
Tried to evict a guy who hadnt paid his mortgage in a few years.13 Revelations From Reddit’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Thread Exposing Alleged Industry Secrets|Nina Strochlic|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bloomberg is afraid to evict you from the park because he is afraid his cops will hurt you if you resist.
He never evicts a tenant, nor even threatens to evict those who vote against him.The Land-War In Ireland (1870)|James Godkin
It was impossible, of course, to evict half of the preachers in the country.A Short History of Scotland|Andrew Lang
He must evict Zora's tenants as soon as the crops were planted and harvested.The Quest of the Silver Fleece|W. E. B. Du Bois
Juliettes furniture had just been seized, and her landlord was threatening to evict her.Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo|Louis Guimbaud
If cathedrals may be built, all the more clearly may they be appropriated—if you can convert or evict the dean and chapter.God and Mr. Wells|William Archer
Word Origin for evict
mid-15c., "recover (property) by judicial means," from Latin evictus, past participle of evincere "recover property, overcome and expel, conquer," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vincere "conquer" (see victor). Sense of "expel by legal process" first recorded in English 1530s. Related: Evicted; evicting.