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Noun: eviction  i'vik-shun
  1. (law) action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
    - constructive eviction
  2. (law) the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
    - dispossession, legal ouster

Derived forms: evictions

Type of: coercion, compulsion, due process, due process of law

Encyclopedia: Eviction