E·vict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Evicting.]
1. Law To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust.
The law of England would speedily evict them out of their possession. --Sir. J. Davies.
2. To evince; to prove. [Obs.]
v 1: expel or eject without recourse to legal process; "The
landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the
pipes every morning at 3 a.m."
2: expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal
process; "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had
not paid the rent for four months" [syn: force out]