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Evict   /ɪvˈɪkt/   Listen

(past & past part. evicted; pres. part. evicting)
Expel or eject without recourse to legal process.
Expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process.  Synonym: force out.

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"Evict" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the town, it is enough to say that the landlords of some of the houses tenanted by working men without work, by dangerous characters, and by the very poor employed in unhealthy toil, dare not demand their rents, and can find no bailiffs bold enough to evict insolvent lodgers. At the present time speculating builders, who are fast changing the aspect of this corner of Paris, and covering the waste ground lying between the Rue d'Amsterdam and the Rue Faubourg-du-Roule, will no doubt alter the character of ...
— Cousin Betty • Honore de Balzac

... with one or two more of the clan, hid themselves to watch those who came to evict the first of the villagers. There were no military. Two sheriff's officers, a good many constables, and a few vagabonds, made up the party. Rob's keen eye enabled him to distinguish the very moment when first they began to be aware of something ...
— What's Mine's Mine • George MacDonald

... hope about him, and so now You would have us "make room." Not precisely! Till the Tenth, when we're due at Dunclacket, somehow "The Doldrums" will do pretty nicely. PAYN's right. With "high rank and no manners," a man His guests may "evict" at his pleasure; But BLOGGS—till he hits on some "Chamberlain" plan— Must leave 'em to flit at their leisure. I made up my mind when I came to this place; For a month, at the least, to remain meant. ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, September 5, 1891 • Various

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

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