oust

[ oust ]
/ aʊst /

verb (used with object)

to expel or remove from a place or position occupied: The bouncer ousted the drunk; to oust the prime minister in the next election.
Law. to eject or evict; dispossess.

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Origin of oust

1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French ouster to remove, Old French oster < Latin obstāre to stand in the way, oppose (ob- ob- + stāre to stand)

OTHER WORDS FROM oust

un·oust·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ousted

oust
/ (aʊst) /

verb (tr)

to force out of a position or place; supplant or expel
property law to deprive (a person) of the possession of land

Word Origin for oust

C16: from Anglo-Norman ouster, from Latin obstāre to withstand, from ob- against + stāre to stand
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