Definition of Legal ouster
1. Noun. The expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law.
Generic synonyms: Due Process, Due Process Of Law
Specialized synonyms: Ouster, Actual Eviction, Retaliatory Eviction
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Dispossess, Evict
Lexicographical Neighbors of Legal Ouster
Literary usage of Legal ouster
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1869)
"Lex Fori—Claim in respect of immoveable Property—Tenancy in Common ~~~" —Common Agent—Presumed Grant—legal ouster. Tenants in common of house property in ..."
2. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"... to be sole owner of the lands, but has not otherwise been known to deny B's right; if on these facts there is a legal ouster is a question of law. ..."
3. A Treatise on the Action of Ejectment and Concurrent Remedies for the by Martin L. Newell (1892)
"... but the question as to whether the facts in a given case constitute a legal ouster is a question of law for the court, and the court will usually ..."
4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"29 LEA A tenant in common who has committed any act that amounts to a legal ouster of his cotenant must account to him for the rental value of his ..."
5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery by Great Britain Court of Chancery (1818)
"... if he suffers any other person to take the rents and profits, unless it amounts to a legal ouster, unless his title is gone at luw, I can compel him, ..."
6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Mr. Leander Holmes, for appellant: Appellees' purchase and possession lacked the ingredients of legal ouster, good faith or color of title, and they could ..."
7. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1878)
"... and always has been, unable to recover possession," shows a sufficient breach of the covenant and is equivalent to the assertion of a legal ouster. ..."