tr.v. oust·ed, oust·ing, ousts
1. To eject from a position or place; force out: "the American Revolution, which ousted the English" (Virginia S. Eifert).
2. Law To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
[Middle English ousten, from Anglo-Norman ouster, from Latin obstāre, to hinder; see OBSTACLE.]
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