ouster

[ ou-ster ]
/ ˈaʊ stər /

noun

expulsion or removal from a place or position occupied: The opposition called for the ouster of the cabinet minister.
Law.
  1. an ejection or eviction; dispossession.
  2. a wrongful exclusion from real property.

Nearby words

  1. ourselves,
  2. ouse,
  3. ousel,
  4. ouspensky,
  5. oust,
  6. out,
  7. out and about,
  8. out and away,
  9. out at the elbows,
  10. out back

Origin of ouster

1525–35; < Anglo-French, noun use of infinitive See oust

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British Dictionary definitions for ouster

ouster

/ (ˈaʊstə) /

noun

property law the act of dispossessing of freehold property; eviction; ejection
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Word Origin and History for ouster

ouster

n.

"ejection from property," 1530s, noun use of Anglo-French ouster (see oust). For other such usages, see waiver.

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