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evict

verb  deprive of possession, dislodge, displace, dispossess, disturb, eject, expel, jettison, kick out, oust, put out of house by legal process, recover property, remove, take possession, thrust out, turn adrift, turn out, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, uproot, wrest property from
Associated concepts: actual eviction, constrictive eviction, partial eviction, total eviction, unlawful eviction
See also: banish, deport, depose, dislocate, dislodge, displace, dispossess, divest, eliminate, exclude, expel, remove
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176) Moreover, the likelihood of the victims accepting an arrangement of the sort would perhaps increase if the effective recovery of land usurped by armed actors actually took place in such a way that their possible desires to punish their evictors through restitution could still be satisfied and that the compensation measures were not seen as a cheap reward for allowing the legalization of usurped land to occur.
Davis denies her Atlantic readers the opportunity to vicariously purge themselves through close identification with the travels of the Quaker woman, instead leaving us trapped in Wolfe's old and dispossessed house, which we possess only as his evictors, the working-class korl sculpture yet incriminating our own suspect positions as observers and making culpable the upper-class gaze once more.
Some of the evictors, such as Patrick Sellar, the factor who worked for the Countess of Sutherland, acted despicably.