evictor

evict

[ih-vikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to expel (a person, especially a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent. eject, remove, dispossess, dislodge.
2.
to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.

Origin:
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)
 
vb
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]
 
e'viction
 
n
 
e'victor
 
n
 
evic'tee
 
n

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evict
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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