ouster
oust·er /'au̇s-tər/ n
1: wrongful dispossession esp. of a cotenant
2: a judgment removing a public officer or depriving a corporation of a public franchise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ouster
I noun deprivation, dislodgment, dispossession, ejection, elimination, eviction, exclusion, permanent exclusion, removal, repudiation II index deportation, discharge (dismissal), dismissal (discharge), disqualification (rejection), disseisin, eviction, expulsion, layoff, rejection

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ouster
n.
Wrongfully forcing someone off his or her own property.
v.
oust

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ouster
1) Wrongfully excluding someone from property, as when a cotenant changes the locks, preventing another cotenant's entry.
2) The removal of a public official from office.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


ouster
n.
1 The wrongful exclusion of a person from property or dispossession of same.
2 The removing from office of a public or corporate official.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

ouster
n.
   1) the wrongful dispossession (putting out) of a rightful owner or tenant of real property, forcing the party pushed out of the premises to bring a lawsuit to regain possession. This often arises between partners (in a restaurant or store) or roommates, when one co-owner or co-tenant forces out the other, changes locks or makes occupancy intolerable.
   2) removal of someone from a position or office against his/her expectations or will.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ouster — Oust er, n. [Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used substantively. See {Oust}.] A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; of a person. [1913 Webster] Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ouster — ous‧ter [ˈaʊstə ǁ ər] noun [countable] JOURNALISM an act of removing someone from a powerful job, position etc in order to take their place: • The board faced an ouster by shareholders after it rejected a $55 a share offer. * * * ouster UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • ouster — (n.) 1530s, noun use of Anglo Fr. ouster (see OUST (Cf. oust)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ouster — may refer to: A cause of action available to one who is refused access to their concurrent estate In Dan Simmons Hyperion universe, Ousters are a branch of humanity that chose to travel/live in space, between the stars , as opposed to dwelling in …   Wikipedia

  • ouster — [n] ejection banishment, disbarment, discharge, dismissal, eviction, expulsion, loss of right, overthrow, removal, sack, the heave ho*; concepts 179,222 …   New thesaurus

  • ouster — [ous′tər] n. [Anglo Fr, inf. used as n.: see OUST] 1. a person or thing that ousts 2. Law an ousting or being ousted, esp. from real property; legal eviction or unlawful dispossession …   English World dictionary

  • ouster — A putting out; dispossession; amotion of possession. A species of injuries to things real, by which the wrong doer gains actual occupation of the land, and compels the rightful owner to seek his legal remedy in order to gain possession. An ouster …   Black's law dictionary

  • ouster — ous|ter [ˈaustə US ər] n [U] AmE [Date: 1500 1600; : Anglo French; Origin: OUST] when someone is removed from a position of power or from a competition used in news reports sb s ouster/the ouster of sb ▪ the ouster of the brutal dictatorship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ouster — Dispossession Dis pos*ses sion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]possession.] 1. The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ouster — noun Etymology: Anglo French, from oster, ouster to oust Date: 1531 1. a. a wrongful dispossession b. a judgment removing an officer or depriving a corporation of a franchise 2. expulsion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”