Definition of evict verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

evict

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪkt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evict
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪkt//
 
he / she / it evicts
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪkts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪkts//
 
past simple evicted
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪktɪd//
 
past participle evicted
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪktɪd//
 
-ing form evicting
BrE BrE//ɪˈvɪktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvɪktɪŋ//
 
Renting a home
 
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evict somebody (from something) to force somebody to leave a house or land, especially when you have the legal right to do so A number of tenants have been evicted for not paying the rent. The council has tried to get them evicted. Police had to evict demonstrators from the building. See related entries: Renting a home Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘recover property by legal process’): from Latin evict- ‘overcome, defeated’, from the verb evincere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + vincere ‘conquer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: evict