2. [syn: evict, force out]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Evict \E*vict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evicted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Evicting.] [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome
completely, evict. See Evince.]
1. (Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess
by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to
The law of England would speedily evict them out of
their possession. --Sir. J.
2. To evince; to prove. [Obs.] --Cheyne.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: expel or eject without recourse to legal process; "The
landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the
pipes every morning at 3 a.m."
2: expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal
process; "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not
paid the rent for four months" [syn: evict, force out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "evict":
boot out, chase, chuck, cut off, disendow, disherison, disinherit,
dislodge, dismiss, disown, dispossess, disseise, eject, expel,
expropriate, extrude, force out, foreclose, kick out, oust, out,
put out, remove, shut out, throw out, toss out, turn out, unhouse,