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ouster

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

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

expulsionremovalevictionoverthrowdischargedismissalsackbanishmentdisbarment

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Historical Examples

  • Those who instituted the ouster proceedings were Republicans.

  • To this virtual "ouster" of their jurisdiction over the question the Lords very naturally objected.

    William the Third

    H. D. Traill

  • Subsequently, on a quo warranto being filed against him, judgment of ouster was obtained.

    Norfolk Annals

    Charles Mackie


British Dictionary definitions for ouster

ouster

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

n.

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

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