1Drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place: he ousted a long-term incumbent by only 500 votes
More example sentences
- In 1969 he joined the family business, but in 1996 the group was subject to a hostile takeover and he was ousted from the board.
- He seems to have control over them, and until he is ousted or expelled, he continues to attract other demons back even though many may have been cast out.
- In 1957, his inner circle tried to oust him as party leader.
late Middle English (as a legal term): from Anglo-Norman French ouster 'take away', from Latin obstare 'oppose, hinder'.