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 ēvincere ēvict- to vanquish ē-, 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