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Evict  v. t.  (past & past part. evicted; pres. part. evicting)  
(Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust. "The law of England would speedily evict them out of their possession."
To evince; to prove. (Obs.)

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"Evict" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the most magnificent demonstrations that even Hyde Park had ever known, would show by its orderly behaviour, that Rats knew how to conduct business. (Cheers.) They lived in strange times. A barbarous suggestion had been made to evict them—to turn them out of house and home, by means of what he might call Emergency Ferrets. (Groans, and cries of "Boycott them!") He feared that boycotting a ferret would not do much good. (A squeak—"Why not try rattening?"—and laughter.) Arbitration ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, Sept. 27, 1890 • Various

... understanding of Ireland, not in the North only, but in that element of the South and West which stands to-day in a sense morally expatriated. The Irish gentry who complain that their tenants "deserted" them must learn where they themselves failed their tenants. Leadership cannot depend merely on a power to evict, and they would to-day repudiate the desire for a leadership so grounded. But between free men where there is not comprehension ...
— Irish Books and Irish People • Stephen Gwynn

... teachers, and especially she had brought to help her two young Negroes whom he suspected. Colonel Cresswell had prevented the Tolliver land sale, only to be inveigled himself into Zora's scheme which now began to worry him. He must evict Zora's tenants as soon as the crops were planted and harvested. There was nothing unjust about such a course, he argued, for Negroes anyway were too lazy and shiftless to buy the land. They would not, they could not, work without driving. All this he imparted to John ...
— The Quest of the Silver Fleece - A Novel • W. E. B. Du Bois

... wandering to and fro We chance to see—you never know— One house that has "TO LET" to show And find report has tricked us, And there are houses in the Town, We'll simply dump our chattels down And challenge Smith (of Smith and Brown) Or any landlord, bar the Crown, To blooming well evict us. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 21, 1919. • Various

Words linked to "Evict" :   eject, turf out, chuck out, turn out, exclude, eviction

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