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for Ouster le main
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ouster \Oust"er\, n. [Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used
substantively. See Oust.]
A putting out of possession; dispossession; disseizin; -- of
Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement,
intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement.
2. Expulsion; ejection; as, his misbehavior caused his ouster
from the party; -- of a person, from a place or group.
Ouster le main. [Ouster + F. la main the hand, L. manus.]
(Law) A delivery of lands out of the hands of a guardian,
or out of the king's hands, or a judgement given for that
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
OUSTER LE MAIN. In law-French, this signifies, to take out of the hand. In
the old English law it signified a livery of lands out of the hands of the
lord, after the tenant came of age. If the lord refused to deliver such
lands, the tenant was entitled to a writ to recover the same from the lord;
this recovery out of the hands of the lord was called ouster le main.
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