Ouster le main
Ouster Oust"er, n. [Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used substantively. See {Oust}.] A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; -- of a person. [1913 Webster]

Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Expulsion; ejection; as, his misbehavior caused his ouster from the party; -- of a person, from a place or group. [PJC]

{Ouster le main}. [Ouster + F. la main the hand, L. manus.] (Law) A delivery of lands out of the hands of a guardian, or out of the king's hands, or a judgement given for that purpose. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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