Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Removal; expulsion.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A putting or turning out; dispossession of lands. Ouster Is an amotion of possession. 3 Bl. Cofnm. 199, 208. A moving or carrying away; the wrongful taking of personal chattels. Archb. Civil PI. Introd. c. 2, § 3. In corporation law. The act of removing an officer, or official representative, of a corporation from his office or official station, before the end of the term for which he was elected or appointed, but without depriving him of membership in the body corporate. In this last respect the term differs from "disfranchlsement," (or expulsion,) which imports the removal of the party from the corporation Itself, and his deprivation of all rights of membership. White v. Brownell, 2 Daly (N. Y.) 356; Richards v. Clarksburg, 30 W. Va. 491, 4 S. E. 774.