eviction


eviction
evic·tion /i-'vik-shən/ n: the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by force or esp. by legal process
actual eviction: eviction that involves the physical expulsion of a tenant
constructive eviction: eviction effected by substantially interfering with a tenant's enjoyment of the property (as by allowing the property to become uninhabitable) so that the tenant is regarded as evicted under law
re·tal·ia·to·ry eviction: wrongful eviction of a tenant in reaction to the tenant's exercising of a right (as of reporting health code violations) contrary to the landlord's interest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

eviction
I noun act of driving out, act of throwing out, deprivation of possession, dislodgment, dispossession, divestment, ejection, ejectment, entry under paramount title, evictio, expulsion, extrusion, forcible expulsion from property, intentional exclusion of lessee, ouster, ouster by paramount title, recovery of property from another's possession, removal, take-over of property associated concepts: abandonment of possession, actual eviction, breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, constructive eviction, eviction by paramount title, partial eviction, total eviction, unlawful eviction foreign phrases:
- Sive tota res evincatur, sive pars, habet regressum emptor in venditorem. — The purchaser who has been evicted totally or in part has an action against the vendor
II index banishment, deportation, discharge (dismissal), disqualification (rejection), expropriation (divestiture), expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture (act of forfeiting), ostracism, ouster, proscription, rejection

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


eviction
the recovery of land.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


eviction
Removal of a tenant from rental property by a law enforcement officer. First, the landlord must file and win an eviction lawsuit, also known as an "unlawful detainer."
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


eviction
n. The action of removing a tenant or other occupant from real property.
@ actual eviction
The physical removal of an individual from real property.
=>> eviction.
@ constructive eviction
Wrongful acts of a landlord that make premises uninhabitable, with the intent or result of forcing the tenant to leave.
=>> eviction.
@ retaliatory eviction
Eviction in retaliation for a tenant's complaints to or about the landlord with regard to living conditions. If eviction occurs within a narrow timeframe following such complaints, it is presumed to be retaliatory. Retaliatory eviction is illegal under the statutes of most states.
=>> eviction.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


eviction
The removal of a tenant from possession of premises in which he or she resides or has a property interest done by a landlord either by reentry upon the premises or through a court action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


eviction
The removal of a tenant from possession of premises in which he or she resides or has a property interest done by a landlord either by reentry upon the premises or through a court action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

eviction
n.
   a generic word for the act of expelling (kicking out) someone from real property either by legal action (suit for unlawful detainer), a claim of superior (actual) title to the property, or actions which prevent the tenant from continuing in possession (constructive eviction). Most frequently eviction consists of ousting a tenant who has breached the terms of a lease or rental agreement by not paying rent or a tenant who has stayed (held over) after the term of the lease has expired or only had a month-to-month tenancy.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • éviction — [ eviksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1283; lat. jurid. evictio, de evincere → évincer 1 ♦ Dr. Fait, pour le possesseur d une chose vendue, d en être dépouillé en totalité ou en partie pour une cause juridique antérieure à la vente. Éviction par force ou par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Eviction — E*vic tion, n. [L. evictio: cf. F. [ e]viction.] 1. The act or process of evicting; or state of being evicted; the recovery of lands, tenements, etc., from another s possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evictĭon — (v. lat. Evictio), der in Folge eines richterlichen Urtheils erlittene Verlust einer durch ein nicht schlechthin ungültiges Rechtsgeschäft erworbenen Sache. Evictionsklage, die Klage, durch welche die Ansprüche auf E. gerichtlich verfolgt werden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • eviction — mid 15c., from M.Fr. éviction, from L. evictionem (nom. evictio) recovery of one s property, noun of action from pp. stem of evincere (see EVICT (Cf. evict)) …   Etymology dictionary

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