Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc.
  • n. The state of being expelled or driven out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of expelling or driving out; a driving away by force; forcible ejection; compulsory dismissal; banishment: as, the expulsion of the Tarquins; the expulsion of morbid humors from the body; the expulsion of a student from a college, or of a member from a club.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  • n. squeezing out by applying pressure
  • n. the act of forcing out someone or something

Etymologies

Middle English expulsioun, from Old French expulsion, from Latin expulsiō, expulsiōn-, from expulsus, past participle of expellere, to expel; see expel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This would have resulted in expulsion from the vast majority nowadays especially since it is a real weapon, but the small town, southern school I attend couldn't care less.

    Teen Suspended, Not Expelled, For Shooting Nerf Gun In School

  • Campbell was the guy who criticised John Swinney's leadership for a prolonged period, ultimately resulting in expulsion from the party.

    Prediction - West of Scotland

  • Take the anatomical changes in Hector here, produced by infusion of the lymph compound; in the main they may be characterized as the expulsion from the bones of mineral deposits and an infiltration of the muscular tissues.

    THE REJUVENATION OF MAJOR RATHBONE

  • Only now have I understood that there was a secret relationship between what I have called my expulsion from the present and the writing of poetry.

    Octavio Paz - Nobel Lecture

  • In June, the director of the Ukraine branch of the German Christian Democrats 'Konrad Adenauer Foundation had to call upon German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office to intervene to prevent his expulsion from the country.

    Save Ukraine's Democracy

  • Brando grew up in Illinois, and after expulsion from a military academy, he dug ditches until his father offered to finance his education.

    Five People Born on April 3 | myFiveBest

  • The school board members are blood-red conservatives, but this expulsion is purely political.

    NRA Assists Student In Zero-Tolerance Case

  • Assayas sees Carlos's greatest moment as containing the seed of his downfall: his storming of the Opec convention in Vienna in 1975 during which he and his gang took hostages but failed to carry out the secret plan of killing some of them – most prominently Saudi Arabia's Sheik Ahmed Yamani – a perceived failure of nerve that caused his expulsion from the PFLP.

    Carlos – review

  • He returned as one of France's humiliated band of brothers, who sparked outrage with their ill-conceived decision effectively to go on strike in protest over Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad.

    Gaël Clichy: Ending Arsenal trophy drought has become an obsession

  • When every expulsion from a village is genocide, we no longer know how to recognize genocide.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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