Definitions

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

  • noun The act of ejecting, forcing out, or supplanting.
  • noun The state of being ejected, forced out, or supplanted.
  • noun One that ejects, forces out, or supplants another.
  • noun Law The wrongful exclusion or dispossession of one from real property to which one is entitled by law.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, a putting out of possession; ejection; the act of depriving one of his freehold.

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

  • noun A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; -- of a person.
  • noun Expulsion; ejection; ; -- of a person, from a place or group.
  • noun (Law) A delivery of lands out of the hands of a guardian, or out of the king's hands, or a judgement given for that purpose.

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

  • noun Someone who ousts.
  • noun historical A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection.
  • noun property law Action by a cotenant that prevents another cotenant from enjoying the use of jointly owned property.
  • noun now chiefly US Specifically, the forceful removal of a politician or regime from power; coup.

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

  • noun a person who ousts or supplants someone else
  • noun the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
  • noun a wrongful dispossession

Etymologies

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

[Anglo-Norman, to oust, ouster; see oust.]

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to oust + -er

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Law French ouster, oustre, noun use of Anglo-Norman oustre ("to oust").

Examples

  • Legal experts said the court could prosecute the prime minister for contempt, and a conviction would lead to his ouster from the post.

    Pakistan Court Considers Zardari Immunity

  • And even since Dobbs's ouster from the network last November, the immigration system has become even more punitive, with a notable rise in deportations under the Obama administration, compared to the rate under George W. Bush.

    Isabel Macdonald: The Dobbs & Pony Show: Snapshots of America's Immigration Hypocrisy

  • And even since Dobbs's ouster from the network last November, the immigration system has become even more punitive, with a notable rise in deportations under the Obama administration, compared to the rate under George W. Bush.

    Isabel Macdonald: The Dobbs & Pony Show: Snapshots of America's Immigration Hypocrisy

  • Although Mr. Gates announced revised standards last week that make it harder for the military to discharge service members whose sexual orientation is revealed by third parties, gay men and lesbians who willingly reveal their sexual orientation still face ouster from the military, at least as the law is written.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: April 1, 2010

  • Charles R. Black Jr., the senior adviser to Republican John McCain whose work for foreign dictators has led Democrats to call for his ouster, is not the only lobbyist in the family volunteering on the senator from Arizona's presidential campaign.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 23, 2008

  • Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents.

    Ecuador

  • They came to power in 1791, and the popular mob uprising of 31 May-2 June 1793 led to their ouster from the Convention, the ascension of the Jacobins, and the trial and subsequent execution of prominent Girondins, including Brissot, in late October 1793.

    Annotations

  • Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents.

    Ecuador

  • Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents.

    Background

  • Folks in the business contend that he just needed to get over himself and grasp the brass ring (a contract purportedly worth $1.2 million annually), but apparently Meier isn't the type to bounce back from what he perceives as unjust treatment and a grievous personal attack (his ouster from the show with six weeks remaining in his contract).

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  • There have been several calls for his ouster from the University of Toronto — where he’s tenured — including a recent open letter to the dean of the faculty of arts and science signed by hundreds, including many of his fellow professors.

    January 18, 2018