Origin of oustAnglo-French ouster from Old French (Fr ôter) from Classical Latin ostare, to obstruct from ob-, against (see ob-) + stare, to stand
Oust is defined as to get rid of something or someone.
An example of oust is to kick a tyrant out of power.
transitive verboust·ed, oust·ing, ousts
- To eject from a position or place; force out: “the American Revolution, which ousted the English” ( Virginia S. Eifert )
- Law To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
Origin of oustMiddle English ousten from Anglo-Norman ouster from Latin obstāre to hinder ; see obstacle .
(third-person singular simple present ousts, present participle ousting, simple past and past participle ousted)
- An attempt of the Atabeg to oust the new sultan, however, failed.
- In order to oust his rival Henry of Guise, Henry III.
- Formerly this was employed exclusively in the free state as brimstone, and this is still the case to a considerable extent in some countries, notably in the United States, but the great bulk of sulphuric acid is now made from metallic sulphides, especially those of iron and zinc. Most of the brimstone of trade comes from Sicily, but in the United States Louisiana sulphur is playing an important part, and seems likely to oust the Sicilian sulphur.
- Finding that the king was ready to back them in all their enterprises, the Despensers resolved to take the fearful risk of snatching at supreme power by using their masters name to oust the barons who were now directing affairs from their position.
- The Colorados have held the government for many years, and the attempts of the Blancos to oust them have caused a series of revolutions.