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Eviction   /ɪvˈɪkʃən/   Listen

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.  Synonym: constructive eviction.
The expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law.  Synonyms: dispossession, legal ouster.

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"Eviction" Quotes from Famous Books

... eviction for arrears of excessive rents had been demanded by the Nationalist party as a necessary amendment to the Land Act of 1881, and it had been introduced by the Government, and was carried through pari passu with the new measure of coercion. It ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn

... produced, such as it was. Jepson called. He called often. Then we began to get letters, and finally they threatened us with eviction. It made ...
— At Home with the Jardines • Lilian Bell

... of instantaneous eviction, to feel anything of the sort! And I heartily vote for 'Quita,'" Desmond answered, smiling into her troubled face with so irresistible a friendliness that she must needs smile back at him, ...
— The Great Amulet • Maud Diver

... spoil all my pleasure in that ideal stretch of wild land which pressed on three sides of the Wood Farm. It was a stupid quandary of my own making; but I am afraid it was rather typical of my mental attitude. I am prone to set myself tasks, such as this eviction of the idiot from common ground, and equally prone to avoid them by a process ...
— The Wonder • J. D. Beresford

... disbursements of the city."[111] If a man of very moderate means were backward in payment of taxes, the city promptly closed him out, and if a tenant of any of these delinquent landlords were dispossessed for non-payment of rent, the city it was which undertook the process of eviction. The rich landlord, however, could do as he pleased, since all government represented his interests and those of his class. Instead of the punishment for non-payment of taxes being visited upon him, it was imposed upon the whole community in the form ...
— History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I - Conditions in Settlement and Colonial Times • Myers Gustavus

... most unpleasant shock. For Puma told him flatly that the tenancy of the Red Flag Club suited him; that no lease could be broken, except by mutual consent of partners; and that he, Skidder, had had no business to go to Sondheim with any such threat of eviction unless he had first consulted ...
— The Crimson Tide • Robert W. Chambers

Words linked to "Eviction" :   legal ouster, coercion, ouster, law, actual eviction, compulsion, due process of law, due process, dispossession, evict, jurisprudence, constructive eviction

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