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ouster

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noun oust·er \ˈau̇s-tər\

Simple Definition of ouster

  • : the act of removing someone or something from a position of power or authority

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ouster

  1. 1 a :  a wrongful dispossession b :  a judgment removing an officer or depriving a corporation of a franchise

  2. 2 :  expulsion

Examples of ouster in a sentence

  1. The news reported the ouster of the dictator.

  2. the dictator's ouster by the rebels



Origin and Etymology of ouster

Anglo-French, from oster, ouster to oust


First Known Use: 1531


OUSTER Defined for Kids

ouster

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noun oust·er \ˈau̇-stər\

Definition of ouster for Students

  1. :  the act or an instance of forcing out or of being forced out




Law Dictionary

ouster

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noun oust·er \ˈau̇s-tər\

Legal Definition of ouster

  1. 1 :  wrongful dispossession especially of a cotenant

  2. 2 :  a judgment removing a public officer or depriving a corporation of a public franchise




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