Definition of expulsion
: the act of expelling : the state of being expelled
expulsiveplay \ik-ˈspəl-siv\ adjective
Examples of expulsion in a Sentence
The government engaged in mass expulsions.
the expulsion of air from the lungs
Recent Examples of expulsion from the Web
Earlier expulsions from the Politburo (this would be the fourth in over two decades) resulted from eruptions of high-level infighting.
The four countries have also vowed further action against Qatar, including, possibly, its expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
In late December, Obama approved a modest package combining measures that had been drawn up to punish Russia for other issues, including the expulsions of 35 diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds.
Qatar’s failure to meet the demands could lead to its expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council and other steps.
Also taking effect without Hogan's signature is a measure curbing school systems' use of suspensions and expulsions of young students as a form of discipline.
After Johnson responds to the report, the Democratic caucus could follow through on the censure-and-expulsion recommendation, take different action or none at all.
The responses, outlined in a comprehensive Washington Post report Friday, included the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the U.S., the closure of two Russian facilities, and a set of very limited economic sanctions.
Looking over four years, Narechania said the systems have cracked down on schools refusing difficult kids or pushing them out, by monitoring enrollment and standardizing expulsion rules.
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Origin and Etymology of expulsion
Middle English, from Anglo-French expulsioun, from Latin expulsion-, expulsio, from expellere to expel
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
EXPULSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expulsion for English Language Learners
: the act of forcing someone to leave a place (such as a country or a school) : the act of expelling someone
: the act of forcing something out : the act of expelling something
EXPULSION Defined for Kids
Definition of expulsion for Students
: the act of forcing to leave : the state of being forced to leave
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