Origin of evictMiddle English evicten from Classical Latin evictus, past participle of evincere, evince
To evict is defined as to force someone to leave a place or property, usually with the force of the law behind you.
When you make someone leave an apartment because he has not paid rent, this is an example of evict.
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.
- The new owner must evict you if you're still in the home.
- Find out if you have to evict the previous tenants of the property.
- You need to make every day a good day at work if you want that promotion, so, clean out anything that's under your bed and evict the dust bunnies.
- Once they have found their home, they are harder to evict than a tenant in a rent-controlled New York City apartment.
- Hence the attempt of the political bishops to get Wycliffe condemned as a heretic became inextricably mixed with the attempt of the constitutional party, to which the bishops belonged, to evict the duke from his position of first councillor to the king and director of the policy of the realm.