AskDefine | Define ouster

Dictionary Definition



1 a person who ousts or supplants someone else [syn: ejector]
2 a wrongful dispossession
3 the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out [syn: ousting]

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Etymology 1

Law French ouster, oustre, noun use of etyl xno oustre.


  1. A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection.
  2. In the context of "now|_|chiefly|_|US": Specifically, the forceful removal of a politician from power.


From oust + -er.


  1. Someone who ousts.

Extensive Definition

Ouster may refer to:
  • A cause of action available to one who is refused access to their concurrent estate
  • A coup d'etat
  • 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 planetary systems

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

booting out, bouncer, chucker, chucker-out, defenestration, detrusion, discharge, dislodgment, dispossession, ejection, ejectment, ejector, eviction, evictor, expeller, expulsion, extrusion, jettison, kicking downstairs, obtrusion, ousting, rejection, removal, the boot, the bounce, throwing out
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