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- n. the act of rusticating (transitive verb sense)
- n. the act of being rusticated (intransitive verb sense)
- n. the process of posting a person or relocating a unit from London (or a command HQ) to elsewhere in the country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; specifically, the punishment of a student for some offense, by compelling him to leave the institution for a time.
- n. Rustic work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; residence, especially forced residence, in the country; in universities and colleges, the punishment of a student for some offense by compelling him to leave the institution, and sometimes also compelling him to reside for a time in some other specified place.
- n. In architecture, that species of masonry called rustic work (which see, under rustic).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of retiring to and living in the country
- n. the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
- n. temporary dismissal of a student from a university
- n. the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
- n. banishment into the country
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Whatever the nature of the punishment, it was not what is known as rustication; for
James Russell Lowell was forced into "rustication" for two months in his senior year at Harvard and compelled to read John Locke and other difficult authors during the period.
When the punishment of suspension was inflicted the offender usually spent his period of "rustication" at the home of a substantial citizen, father of our present Bursar, on New Hope Creek.
You'll need a black belt in jargon to describe some of these features – is that a mix of banded and vermiculated rustication on those corbelled columnar shafts?
It revelled in being artificial and theatrical, with columns or arches supporting nothing, pumped-up cornices and weighty-looking rustication that sounded hollow when you tapped it.
(This is a nice touch — no amount of rustication can teach the New York native to trust country dentists.)
In the movie version of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, two teenaged men from the city befriend a young woman in the mountain village where they have been sent for rustication during the Cultural Revolution.
I took this rustication for six months, sometimes in town, sometimes on the hill, just as the whim suits.
After my rustication from Fort Hare, I was shadowed by the security police and because of this I was not a card-carrying member of the ANC, although I was still ANC.
I grew much closer to him after my rustication from Fort Hare University.