ouster

Use the noun ouster to talk about the process of forcing someone out of a position. If your city's mayor is pressured to leave office, you can describe it as her ouster.

When someone is dismissed or strongly influenced to abandon a position or quit a job, it's an ouster. A politician is often vulnerable to an ouster, when others are vying for her position, but your boss at work could also be subject to an ouster if his managers conspired to eliminate his job and force him out. Ouster once meant "kick out of one's house or property," from the Old French word oster, "take away, evict, or dispel."

Definitions of ouster
  1. noun
    a person who ousts or supplants someone else
    synonyms: ejector
  2. noun
    the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
    synonyms: ousting
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    types:
    deposition, dethronement
    the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
    type of:
    ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance
    the act of forcing out someone or something
  3. noun
    a wrongful dispossession
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    type of:
    dispossession, eviction, legal ouster
    the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
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