Evictor



[ih-vikt] /ɪˈvɪkt/

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.
Synonyms: eject, remove, dispossess, dislodge.
2.
to recover (property, titles, etc.) by virtue of superior legal title.
/ɪˈvɪkt/
verb (transitive)
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
v.

mid-15c., “recover (property) by judicial means,” from Latin evictus, past participle of evincere “recover property, overcome and expel, conquer,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + vincere “conquer” (see victor). Sense of “expel by legal process” first recorded in English 1530s. Related: Evicted; evicting.

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