Meaning of evict

e•vict

Pronunciation: (i-vikt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to expel (a person, esp. a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent.
  2. to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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