Definitions

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

  • n. The act of expunging or the condition of being expunged: expunction of the records of the crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of expunging or erasing.
  • n. The condition of being expunged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of expunging or erasing; the condition of being expunged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of expunging or erasing; removal by erasure; a blotting out or leaving out.

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

  • n. deletion by an act of expunging or erasing

Etymologies

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

Late Latin expūnctiō, expūnctiōn-, execution, from Latin expūnctus, past participle of expungere, to strike out; see expunge.

Examples

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  • I, prefer, the, Shatner comma

    May 20, 2018

  • I think a serial comma is fussy, foolish and redundant.

    May 19, 2018

  • What, is, your, problem?

    May 19, 2018

  • A comma should serve a clear function

    Not pester a healthy conjunction.

    At the end of a list

    It need not exist.

    I call for its lasting expunction.

    See serial comma.

    May 19, 2018