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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of evincere; EVINCE

evict

verb
     
e‧vict [transitive]
to tell someone legally that they must leave the house they are living in
evict somebody from something
They were unable to pay the rent, and were evicted from their home.
be/get evicted
They refused to leave and were forcibly evicted (=evicted by force).
attempts to have them evicted
eviction noun [uncountable and countable]
The family now faces eviction from their home.

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