Definitions for: Eviction

[n] the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
[n] 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

Webster (1913) Definition: E*vic"tion, n. [L. evictio: cf. F. ['e]viction.]
1. 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.

2. Conclusive evidence; proof. [Obs.]

Full eviction of this fatal truth. --South.

Synonyms: constructive eviction, dispossession, legal ouster

See Also: actual eviction, coercion, compulsion, due process, due process of law, ouster, retaliatory eviction

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