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ouster

[ou-ster] /ˈaʊ stər/
noun
1.
expulsion or removal from a place or position occupied:
The opposition called for the ouster of the cabinet minister.
2.
Law.
  1. an ejection or eviction; dispossession.
  2. a wrongful exclusion from real property.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Anglo-French, noun use of infinitive See oust
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British Dictionary definitions for ouster

ouster

/ˈaʊstə/
noun
1.
(property law) the act of dispossessing of freehold property; eviction; ejection
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Word Origin and History for ouster
n.

"ejection from property," 1530s, noun use of Anglo-French ouster (see oust). For other such usages, see waiver.

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