When you make someone leave an apartment because he has not paid rent, this is an example of evict.
Origin of evictMiddle English evicten ; from Classical Latin evictus, past participle of evincere, evince
transitive verbe·vict·ed, e·vict·ing, e·victs
- To put out (a tenant, for example) from a property by legal process; expel.
- To force out; eject: “U.S. troops defeated and evicted the Spanish from the Philippines” (Robert D. Richardson).
Origin of evictMiddle English evicten, from Latin &emacron;vincere, &emacron;vict-, to vanquish : &emacron;-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex– + vincere, to defeat; see weik-3 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present evicts, present participle evicting, simple past and past participle evicted)
From Latin evincere, "to vanquish completely."
evict - Legal Definition