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Definition of "ouster" []

  • The act of ejecting, forcing out, or supplanting. (noun)
  • The state of being ejected, forced out, or supplanted. (noun)
  • One that ejects, forces out, or supplants another. (noun)
  • Law The act of forcing one out of possession or occupancy of material property to which one is entitled; illegal or wrongful dispossession. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ouster" in a sentence
  • "Although Mr. Gates announced revised standards last week that make it harder for the military to discharge service members whose sexual orientation is revealed by third parties, gay men and lesbians who willingly reveal their sexual orientation still face ouster from the military, at least as the law is written."
  • "And even since Dobbs's ouster from the network last November, the immigration system has become even more punitive, with a notable rise in deportations under the Obama administration, compared to the rate under George W. Bush."
  • "Legal experts said the court could prosecute the prime minister for contempt, and a conviction would lead to his ouster from the post."