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
Manuel Noriega was a former Panamanian dictator and onetime U.S. ally whose ties to drug trafficking led to his ouster by an American invasion in 1989.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and trusted adviser -- who had pressed for Lewandowski’s ouster as campaign manager almost a year ago -- joined him for a stroll through the White House Rose Garden.
One of the most notorious figures in the corruption scandal in South Korea that led to the impeachment and ouster of President Park Geun-hye was extradited home from Denmark on Wednesday.
Supporters believe that the law is necessary to regulate the groups accused of feeding chaos starting from the 2011 popular uprising that led to the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
Since Comey’s ouster earlier this month, there has been an ever-changing roster of candidates who could potentially replace him—
Christie was later put in charge of Trump's transition team; Jared again was the agent behind Christie's eventual ouster from that role.
Flynn initially mischaracterized the conversation, even to Vice President Mike Pence - ultimately prompting his ouster from the White House.
Flynn initially mischaracterized the conversation even to the vice president - which ultimately prompted his ouster from the White House.
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Origin and Etymology of ouster
Anglo-French, from oster, ouster to oust
First Known Use: 1531
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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