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Evict

evict vt

[Medieval Latin evictus, past participle of evincere to recover (property) by legal process, from Latin, to vanquish, regain possession of]
: to put (a tenant) out of property by force, by virtue of a paramount title, or esp. by legal process



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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