evict /i-'vikt/ vt [Medieval Latin evictus, past participle of evincere to recover (property) by legal process, from Latin, to vanquish, regain possession of]: to put (a tenant) out of property by force, by virtue of a paramount title, or esp. by legal process

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb depellere, deprive of possession, detrudere, deturbare, dislodge, displace, dispossess, disturb, eject, expel, jettison, kick out, oust, put out of house by legal process, recover property, remove, take possession, thrust out, turn adrift, turn out, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, uproot, wrest property from associated concepts: actual eviction, constrictive eviction, partial eviction, total eviction, unlawful eviction II index deport (banish), depose (remove), dislocate, dislodge, displace (remove), dispossess, divest, eliminate (exclude), expel

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To recover something from someone through judicial action.
(2) To expel a tenant from property he or she has leased.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

v. To remove a tenant or other occupant from real property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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