1. [ 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
Synonyms: constructive_eviction
Related terms: compulsion law
2. [ noun ] (law) the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
Synonyms: dispossession legal_ouster
Related terms: due_process ouster actual_eviction retaliatory_eviction law
Similar spelling:   evocation