eviction eviction  /ɪ ˈvɪk ʃən/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law


  1. The eviction went off relatively smoothly, although eight people were slightly injured, one of them a police officer who had acid thrown in his face by a settler militant.
  2. Court orders a halt to the mass eviction of Tamils from the capital, but their fear of persecution remains.
  3. Before eviction writs can be enforced, it must be shown that the people to be evicted have been told why it is happening and given an opportunity to solve the problem.


  1. Seattle homeless camp gets Sept. 1 eviction notice

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a homeless camp in Seattle called Nickelsville have a Sept. 1 eviction deadline. A majority of city council members asked the mayor Monday to close the camp and offer shelter, housing and other services to the residents.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Eviction Of 150 Haitian Families Leaves UN 'Gravely Concerned'

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The United Nations is condemning the eviction of up to 150 Haitian families living in a makeshift settlement established after a devastating 2010 earthquake.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. UN Condemns Eviction of About 150 Haiti Families

    UN condemns eviction of up to 150 families from camp for people displaced by Haiti earthquake        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News

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  1. "I have said before that the eviction of families and demolition of homes in east Jerusalem is not in keeping with Israeli obligations," Clinton told reporters at a Washington press conference alongside Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh....
    on Aug 3, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AFP

  2. Drogba said: "I have found Jose Mourinho's eviction pretty hard to take. It changes an awful lot of things. I'm on my way back from a knee injury and at the moment I am in the sort of nervous state I've never even dreamed about before. His departure...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Didier Drogba Source: This is London

  3. "This will enable eviction of unauthorised occupants of the properties without delay," Union Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ambika Soni Source: Daily News & Analysis

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