Eviction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈvɪkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word eviction
Brit.  |ɪˈvɪkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word eviction

noun

- 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
- the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law (syn: dispossession)

Examples

His landlord has threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay the rent soon.

They were evicted from their apartment.

The family now faces eviction from their home.

Word forms

noun
singular: eviction
plural: evictions
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