ouster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ouster the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
    • n ouster a wrongful dispossession
    • n ouster a person who ousts or supplants someone else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ouster A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; -- of a person. "Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement."
    • Ouster Expulsion; ejection; as, his misbehavior caused his ouster from the party; -- of a person, from a place or group.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ouster In law, a putting out of possession; ejection; the act of depriving one of his freehold. In modern use it implies a wrongful exclusion, and is used only with reference to real property. Also called dispossession.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ouster (law) ejection: dispossession
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used substantively. See Oust
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. oster (Fr. ôter), to remove; acc. to Diez, from L. haurīre, haustum, to draw (water).

Usage

In literature:

Those who instituted the ouster proceedings were Republicans.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
In 1965, shortly after Khrushchev's ouster in the Soviet Union, there was an attempted coup against Zhivkov.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Judgment of ouster was therefore entered.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
To this virtual "ouster" of their jurisdiction over the question the Lords very naturally objected.
"William the Third" by H. D. Traill
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In news:

Kiernan out as UVA faculty condemn Sullivan ouster .
UVA Board Defends President's Ouster .
State Dems set table for Espada ouster .
Citigroup Defends Ouster of Pandit.
Browning ordered to testify over Duke Energy CEO's ouster .
Sanders' supporters seek Burton's ouster .
GOP seeks rehearing of Bell ouster .
Columbia Expansion Foe Faces Ouster .
19 dead in worst Cairo riots since Mubarak ouster .
The Inside Story Of Carly's Ouster .
Drunken port call means ouster for Navy skipper.
A Hamilton County judge has dismissed a petition for ouster against East Ridge Mayor Mike Steele.
College's fake SAT scores lead to admin's ouster .
Boudreau's ouster shifts pressure to players.
Wisconsin billboard calls for Obama's ouster .
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In science:

Musharraf ’s absence, the Defense Minister had been sacked and replaced by General Zia Addin. Large numbers of messages from various sources started to inundate the newswire: about the army’ s occupation of the capital, the Prime Minister ’ s ouster and his subsequent placement under house arrest, Gen.
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