legal ouster


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Noun1.legal ouster - the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
ouster - a wrongful dispossession
actual eviction - the physical ouster of a tenant from the leased premises; the tenant is relieved of any further duty to pay rent
retaliatory eviction - an eviction in reprisal for the tenant's good-faith complaints against the landlord; illegal in many states
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The apex court in its final verdict on Sunday said that failure of Vice President Jha to retake oath in Nepali within the given timeframe would mean his legal ouster from the post.