legal ouster

Definitions of legal ouster
  1. noun
    the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
    synonyms: dispossession, eviction
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    a wrongful dispossession
    actual eviction
    the physical ouster of a tenant from the leased premises; the tenant is relieved of any further duty to pay rent
    retaliatory eviction
    an eviction in reprisal for the tenant's good-faith complaints against the landlord; illegal in many states
    type of:
    due process, due process of law
    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
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