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Eviction, dispossession or ouster of possession. The term is generally applied to ouster from real property only, but it is also applicable to dispossession from personal estate. The usual covenant for quiet enjoyment contained in leases and other deeds is practically a covenant against eviction. A landlord may legally evict his tenant for good cause, but he will be guilty of a wrongful eviction of his tenant if he, without proper cause, actually or physically, evicts him, or does any act of a permanent character with the intention of evicting, and which is inconsistent with the tenant's returning or continuing in possession.