Legal Definition and Related Resources of Evict
Meaning of Evict
Synonyms of Evict
- deprive of possession
- kick out
- put out of house by legal processrecover property
- take possession
- thrust out
- turn adrift
- turn out
- turn out of doors
- turn out of house and home
- wrest property from Associated Concepts: actual eviction
- constrictive eviction
- partial eviction
- total eviction
- unlawful eviction
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This term is a verb.
Etimology of Evict
mid-15c., “recover (property) by judicial means,” from Latin evictus, past participle of evincere “overcome and expel, conquer, subdue, vanquish; prevail over; supplant,” from assimilated form of ex “out,” or perhaps here merely intensive (see ex-) + vincere “conquer” (see victor). Sense of “expel by legal process” first recorded in English 1530s, from a post-classical sense of the Latin word. Related: Evicted; evicting. Compare evince.