from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of ejecting, forcing out, or supplanting.
- n. The state of being ejected, forced out, or supplanted.
- n. One that ejects, forces out, or supplants another.
- n. Law The act of forcing one out of possession or occupancy of material property to which one is entitled; illegal or wrongful dispossession.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection.
- n. Action by a cotenant that prevents another cotenant from enjoying the use of jointly owned property.
- n. Specifically, the forceful removal of a politician or regime from power; coup.
- n. Someone who ousts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; -- of a person.
- n. Expulsion; ejection; ; -- of a person, from a place or group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a putting out of possession; ejection; the act of depriving one of his freehold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who ousts or supplants someone else
- n. the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
- n. a wrongful dispossession
Anglo-Norman, to oust, ouster; see oust.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Law French ouster, oustre, noun use of Anglo-Norman oustre ("to oust"). (Wiktionary)
to oust + -er (Wiktionary)