From Middle French Ã©viction, from Latin evictio, from evincere.
eviction - Legal Definition
The action of removing a tenant or other occupant from real property.actual eviction
The physical removal of an individual from real property.constructive eviction
Wrongful acts of a landlord that make premises uninhabitable, with the intent or result of forcing the tenant to leave.retalitory eviction
Eviction in retaliation for a tenant’s complaints to or about the landlord with regard to living conditions. If eviction occurs within a narrow timeframe following such complaints, it is presumed to be retaliatory. Retaliatory eviction is illegal under the statutes of most states.