ouster definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a person or thing that ousts
- Law an ousting or being ousted, esp. from real property; legal eviction or unlawful dispossession
Origin: Anglo-French infinitive used as noun : see oust
ouster definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. The act of ejecting, forcing out, or supplanting.b. The state of being ejected, forced out, or supplanted.
- One that ejects, forces out, or supplants another.
- Law The act of forcing one out of possession or occupancy of material property to which one is entitled; illegal or wrongful dispossession.
Origin: Anglo-Norman, to oust, ouster; see oust.
ouster - Legal Definition
- The wrongful exclusion of a person from property or dispossession of same.
- The removing from office of a public or corporate official.