1. the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑eviction, ↑legal ouster
Derivationally related forms: ↑dispossess, ↑evict (for: ↑eviction)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑due process, ↑due process of law
2. freeing from evil spirits
Syn: ↑exorcism
Derivationally related forms: ↑exorcist (for: ↑exorcism), ↑exorcize (for: ↑exorcism)
Hypernyms: ↑supernaturalism
Part Meronyms: ↑evocation, ↑summoning

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