Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To eject from a position or place; force out.
  • transitive verb Law To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as oast.
  • To take away; remove.
  • To turn out; eject; dispossess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To take away; to remove.
  • transitive verb To eject; to expel; to turn out.
  • noun See oast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To expel; to remove.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove and replace
  • verb remove from a position or office

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English ousten, from Anglo-Norman ouster, from Latin obstāre, to hinder; see obstacle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman ouster, oustier, from Old French oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical Latin obstare ("to remove"), classical obstāre ("to obstruct, stand in the way of").

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