[ ih-vikt ]
/ ɪˈvɪkt /
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 recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.
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Origin of evict
OTHER WORDS FROM evict
e·vic·tion, noune·vic·tor, nounnon·e·vic·tion, nounre·e·vict, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for evictor
/ (ɪˈvɪkt) /
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 evicteviction, 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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