ouster

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noun oust·er \ˈau̇-stər\

Definition of ouster

  1. 1a :  a wrongful dispossessionb :  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 English Language Learners

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noun oust·er \ˈau̇-stər\

Definition of ouster for English Language Learners

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


OUSTER Defined for Kids

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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

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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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