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
Connecticut's Department of Education reports that preschool through second-grade suspensions and expulsions have dropped by nearly one third since the 2014-15 school year – from 2,365 children then, to 1,674 last school year.
Russia on Wednesday called for the expulsion of Estonian and Moldovan diplomats in response to moves against Russian diplomats in those countries.
One of them was facing an expulsion hearing in June.
Rallying her fellow residents, Mrs. Railton-Bell (Mona Lee Wylde) insists on the Major’s expulsion from the hotel, much to the distress of her pathologically timid daughter, Sybil (Roslyn Cohn), the Major’s particular admirer.
The expulsions reduced the size of the U.S. diplomatic staff in Minsk to four, department spokesman Tom Casey told reporters.
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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 century
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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