verb (used with object)
to expel (a person, especially a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent. eject, remove, dispossess, dislodge.
to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.

1400–50; late Middle English evicten < Late Latin ēvictus having recovered one's property by law, Latin: past participle of ēvincere to overcome, conquer, evince), equivalent to ē- e-1 + vic- (past participle stem of vincere; see victor) + -tus past participle suffix

eviction, noun
evictor, noun
noneviction, noun
reevict, verb (used with object)
unevicted, adjective
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evict (ɪˈvɪkt)
1.  to expel (a tenant) from property by process of law; turn out
2.  to recover (property or the title to property) by judicial process or by virtue of a superior title
[C15: from Late Latin ēvincere, from Latin: to vanquish utterly, from vincere to conquer]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "recover property," from L. evictus, pp. of evincere "recover property, overcome and expel, conquer," from ex- "out" + vincere "conquer" (see victor). Sense of "expel by legal process" first recorded in English 1530s. Related: Evicted; evicting.
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Example sentences
Your landlord cannot evict you without filing an eviction lawsuit.
Two squatters were killed when the police tried to evict them.
But first, they have to evict the males already living in the targeted group.
If the order is granted, and the unit owner fails to comply, the condo may have
  the right to evict the owner and foreclose.
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