Definition of ouster in English:



mass noun
  • 1Law
    Ejection from a property, especially wrongful ejection; deprivation of an inheritance.

    as modifier ‘ouster proceedings to remove the husband from the matrimonial home’
    • ‘There could not be any question of an ouster of the true owner by a wrongful possessor.’
    1. 1.1 Removal from the jurisdiction of the courts.
      • ‘By whatever mechanism, the legislature has expressed the ouster of principle in double jeopardy.’
      • ‘He stated that there is a presumption against the ouster of the jurisdiction of courts.’
    2. 1.2count noun A clause that is or is claimed to be outside the jurisdiction of the courts.
      • ‘A major obstacle to overcome was whether a statutory ouster clause could prevent the intervention of the courts.’
      • ‘In the exceptional case of an ouster it plainly, in my view, does.’
      • ‘The consequence is that the section cannot appropriately be read otherwise than in its ordinary terms and in its ordinary terms it is an ouster clause which collides with section 75 and is therefore invalid.’
      • ‘The ouster clause was a blatant attempt to exclude the judges.’
      • ‘In my view, there is no such ouster or incompatibility in this case.’
  • 2North American Dismissal or expulsion from a position.

    ‘the junta's ouster of the Emperor’
    • ‘It wouldn't be so bad if the ouster hadn't been made by utterly pathetic personalities.’
    • ‘He was arrested barely three weeks after his ouster.’
    • ‘You could easily list out all of his past statements and conclude that his ouster was a long time coming.’
    • ‘Witness the pathos of the nation's first temple in its largest metropolis: a president, unencumbered by elections, wedded to perennial power locked in legal combat with a shadow board of trustees bent on her ouster.’
    • ‘Explicit e-mails he allegedly sent led to his ouster on Mar. 7.’
    • ‘In fact, that independence helped lead to his ouster.’
    • ‘They then pulled off a huge first-round playoff upset, a thrilling seven-game, first-round ouster of the President's Trophy-winning St. Louis Blues.’
    • ‘But the common thread in most of Cincinnati's second-round ousters has been a lack of offensive production.’
    • ‘He then spent the balance of 2003 opposing the dictator's ouster.’
    • ‘He also condemned Britain's work for his ouster, including sanctions against his country.’
    • ‘Since his ouster violence has escalated in the capital.’
    • ‘The trigger for his ouster as archbishop was a decision by a Massachusetts judge to compel the Church to release internal documents about its personnel decisions.’
    • ‘The dismissive manner in which he approached the issue of ‘contributions’ eventually spurred a political storm which led to his ouster in what effectively was a constitutional coup.’
    • ‘Banners appeared all over the city, celebrating the ouster of the troops.’
    • ‘The chances of an ouster by direct popular vote are equally slim.’
    • ‘But his supporters are now filing lawsuits seeking to have him reinstated, arguing that his ouster violated the rights of voters who elected him.’
    • ‘His ouster followed five days of ‘people power’ street protests supported by the military and many of his cabinet members.’
    • ‘Personally, I don't think spoken words alone ever constitute treason, and the demands for his ouster are empty political threats.’
    • ‘Corporate governance watchers said the ouster of independent directors is unusual and merited an inquiry.’
    • ‘However, a number of outside groups and individuals began writing e - mails, letters of protests, phoning the museum, phoning my employer, demanding my ouster for this.’
    overthrow, overturning, toppling, downfall, removal from office, removal, unseating, dethronement, supplanting, displacement, dismissal, discharge, ousting, drumming out, throwing out, forcing out, driving out, expulsion, expelling, ejection, ejecting
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