Definition of Ouster

1. Noun. A person who ousts or supplants someone else.

Exact synonyms: Ejector
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Oust

2. Noun. A wrongful dispossession.
Generic synonyms: Dispossession, Eviction, Legal Ouster
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

3. Noun. The act of ejecting someone or forcing them out.
Exact synonyms: Ousting
Generic synonyms: Ejection, Exclusion, Expulsion, Riddance
Specialized synonyms: Deposition, Dethronement
Derivative terms: Oust

Definition of Ouster

1. n. A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin.

Definition of Ouster

1. Noun. (historical) A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection. ¹

2. Noun. (property law) Action by a cotenant that prevents another cotenant from enjoying the use of jointly owned property. ¹

3. Noun. (context: now chiefly US) Specifically, the forceful removal of a politician or regime from power; coup. ¹

4. Noun. Someone who ousts. ¹

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Definition of Ouster

1. the act of ousting [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ouster

1. A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin. "Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement." (Blackstone) Ouster le main. [Ouster + F. La main the hand, L. Manus. 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. Origin: Prob. Fr. The OF. Infin. Oster, used substantively. See Oust. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ouster

ouster (current term)

Literary usage of Ouster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"L ouster, or amotion of possession, from estates held by statute, recognizance, ... And for such ouster, though the estate be merely a chattel interest, ..."

2. Cotenancy and Partition: A Treatise on the Law of Co-ownership as it Exists by Abraham Clark Freeman (1886)
"Difference between ouster as Defence and aa Cause of Action, $ 231. ... ouster by Building Permanent Structure, 240. ouster, unequivocal acts essential to, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Gardiner Hammond (1890)
"ouster, or dispossession, is a wrong or injury that carries with it the amotion ... ouster of the freehold is effected by one of the following methods, 1. ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"To constitute an ouster physical expulsion is not necessary, but the compulsory surrender of a part of an estate by reason of a judgment In ejectment Is ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"A refusal after a proper demand by a tenant in common, in possession, to admit his cotenant is itself an ouster and dispenses with further proof on that ..."

6. A Treatise on the Action of Ejectment and Concurrent Remedies for the by Martin L. Newell (1892)
"ouster—The Burden of Proof.—The law never assumes that a tenant in common or joint tenant is disloyal to the rights and interests of his companions in the ..."

7. The Comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett, George Cruikshank (1869)
"ouster; 2. Trespass; 3. Nuisance; 4. Waste ; 5. Subtraction ; 6. Disturbance. But ouster is the subject which throughout this chapter we intend exclusively ..."

8. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, with an Analysis of the Work by William Blackstone, Edward Christian, Joseph Chitty, John Eykyn Hovenden, Thomas Lee, Archer Ryland (1853)
"1 have now gone through the several species of injury by ouster and dispossession of the freehold, with the remedies applicable to each. ..."

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