Definition of ouster
1a : a wrongful dispossessionb : a judgment removing an officer or depriving a corporation of a franchise
2 : expulsion
Examples of ouster in a Sentence
The news reported the ouster of the dictator.
the dictator's ouster by the rebels
Recent Examples of ouster from the Web
One American official and one adviser to a Saudi royal said Mohammed bin Nayef opposed the embargo on Qatar, a stand that probably accelerated his ouster.
Bloom represented three women who accused former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, and many credit her for his eventual ouster.
But Mr. Drozdov was arrested in 2013 on corruption charges after the ouster of the Primorye region’s disgraced former governor, Sergey Darkin.
For years, Manafort advised an ambitious Ukrainian politician, Viktor Yanukovych, who was elected president in 2010 but fled to Moscow four years later after public demonstrations demanded his ouster.
No matter how successful Mexico has been in the CONCACAF region, the 7-0 embarrassment and ouster at the hands of Chile at Copa America Centenario still stings.
Her suit led to other women sharing tales of their own frightening encounters with Ailes and led to his eventual ouster at the network.
And on Saturday, St. Louis will be coming off 10 days of rest following their ouster from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the hands of Cincinnati's Wednesday opponent, Chicago Fire SC of Major League Soccer.
For weeks after his ouster, Bharara stayed largely on the sidelines, fueling speculation about his next move in political circles.
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Origin and Etymology of ouster
Anglo-French, from oster, ouster to oust
First Known Use: 1531See Words from the same year
OUSTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of ouster for Students
: the act or an instance of forcing out or of being forced out
Legal Definition of ouster
1 : wrongful dispossession especially of a cotenant
2 : a judgment removing a public officer or depriving a corporation of a public franchise
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