transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French oster, ouster to take off, remove, oust, from Late Latin obstare to ward off, from Latin, to stand in the way, from ob- in the way + stare to stand — more at ob-, stand Date: 15th century 1. a. to remove from or dispossess of property or position by legal action, by force, or by the compulsion of necessity b. to take away (as a right or authority) ; bar, remove 2. to take the place of ; supplant Synonyms: see eject

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