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|Noun||1.||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