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oust

 (oust)
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ousting - the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
expulsion, riddance, ejection, exclusion - the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school"
dethronement, deposition - the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
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