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evict

[ ih-vikt ]
/ ɪˈvɪkt /
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verb (used with object)

to expel (a person, especially a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent.
to throw or force out, as from a place, organization, or position: He was evicted from office by a populist revolution.
to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.

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Origin of evict

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English evicten, from Late Latin ēvictus “having recovered one's property by law,” Latin: past participle of ēvincere “to overcome, conquer, evince,” equivalent to ē- “from, out of; thoroughly” + vic- (past participle stem of vincere “to conquer”) + -tus past participle suffix; see evince, e-1, victor

OTHER WORDS FROM evict

e·vic·tion, noune·vic·tor, nounre·e·vict, verb (used with object)un·e·vict·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for evict

evict
/ (ɪˈvɪkt) /

verb (tr)

to expel (a tenant) from property by process of law; turn out
to recover (property or the title to property) by judicial process or by virtue of a superior title

Derived forms of evict

eviction, nounevictor, nounevictee, noun

Word Origin for evict

C15: from Late Latin ēvincere, from Latin: to vanquish utterly, from vincere to conquer
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