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
- He's had nowhere to live since his eviction.
- The family have won a temporary reprieve from eviction.
- Non payment of rent can mean eviction.
- We had to fork up money for our rent or face eviction.
- evict 驱逐