from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dispossession by judicial sentence; the recovery of lands or tenements from another's possession by due course of law.
  • noun An involuntary loss of possession, or inability to get a promised possession, by reason of the hostile assertion of an irresistible title.
  • noun Forcible expulsion; the act of turning out or driving away, as a trespasser or disturber of the peace.
  • noun Proof; conclusive evidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of evicting; or state of being evicted; the recovery of lands, tenements, etc., from another's possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of such title; ejectment; ouster.
  • noun obsolete Conclusive evidence; proof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of evicting.
  • noun The state of being evicted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
  • noun action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved


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See evict.


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