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2 definitions found
 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
     a person.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement,
           intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement.
                                                    --Blackstone.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Expulsion; ejection; as, his misbehavior caused his ouster
        from the party; -- of a person, from a place or group.
        [PJC]
  
     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
        purpose. --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]

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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