Definition of expulsion in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of forcing someone to leave an organization.

    ‘his expulsion from the union’
    count noun ‘a rise in the number of pupil expulsions’
    • ‘Two years later the foundation suspended the country's voting rights and began the process that could lead to expulsion.’
    • ‘In the University of the East, 10 student leaders who participated in last semester's protest are now facing a one-year suspension and expulsion from the university.’
    • ‘He challenged his colleague to re-affirm his support for the Conservative Party or himself face expulsion from the party.’
    • ‘The vote split 19-19, with the chairman's casting vote sealing his expulsion.’
    • ‘A second yellow card is equal to a red card, which means automatic expulsion.’
    • ‘Legal rights for parents to appeal against suspension or expulsion from schools have made it more difficult to exclude troublesome students.’
    • ‘Previously, expulsion from school was the punishment of last resort for head teachers.’
    • ‘She called for automatic expulsion for pupils who made malicious allegations against teachers.’
    • ‘The ultimate result was his expulsion from the game, along with a crackdown on some of the scamsters and mobs he had described.’
    • ‘We were given an option to either resign or face expulsion from the party.’
    • ‘But his outspoken comments on race - now retracted under pain of expulsion from the party - have sent some shivers down Tory strategists.’
    • ‘Please ensure we do not have to face the shame and indignity of expulsion from a major tournament.’
    • ‘He risked censure, expulsion from the House, even his life, to ensure that the halls of our government resounded with the voice of the people.’
    • ‘The protests won widespread support despite freezing cold temperatures in many parts of the US and threats of suspension or expulsion from some high school administrators.’
    • ‘The result was the mass workplace expulsions in July 1920 which severely weakened trade union organization in the city.’
    • ‘Certain behaviors or behavior repetitions were sufficiently extreme to result in permanent expulsion from school.’
    • ‘Anyone who doesn't live up to the terms of the agreement can face expulsion from the Academy, and legal action from the copyright holders if a pirated screener is traced back to them.’
    • ‘Anyone who questioned Stalin's decisions faced instant expulsion from the party, imprisonment and in some cases execution.’
    • ‘Last summer controversy surrounded the board of management when their treasurer's solicitors challenged the validity of his expulsion from the board.’
    • ‘H has drawn a line in the sand that his club may have to cross or else face expulsion from the competition, and the financial losses that would undoubtedly bring.’
    removal, debarment, dismissal, exclusion, discharge, ejection, rejection, blackballing, blacklisting
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    1. 1.1 The action or process of forcing someone to leave a place.
      ‘the expulsion of two diplomats from the embassy’
      • ‘Significant numbers had a family history of forced expulsion from their homes and had lost parents and relatives.’
      • ‘Will there be a repeat of the mass expulsions?’
      • ‘The Moors infused an exotic orientalism into Spanish culture which exercised a deep influence even after their final expulsion in the 15th century.’
      • ‘In fact they were defending the old Spain of privilege and poverty, threatened by the masses entering politics after the 1931 expulsion of the monarchy.’
      • ‘We are not demanding mass expulsions but we're asking that everybody in positions of authority signal that there is a problem.’
      • ‘Taken together, the mass flight and expulsions amounted to the single largest known migration over a short period of time.’
      • ‘At this meeting, the Belgian authorities were asked to postpone expulsion of the applicant until the Commission's next session, which was due to begin on 26 February 1979.’
      • ‘‘Fast-tracking’ is a crude euphemism for the abrogation of basic civil liberties and the rapid expulsion of asylum-seekers.’
      • ‘The UN emergency relief co-ordinator warned on Monday that the mass expulsions could lead to a humanitarian crisis.’
      • ‘Any little mistake would result in immediate expulsion back to Thailand.’
      • ‘They have ordered the expulsion of a diplomat it accuses of spying.’
      • ‘Officials on Monday announced the expulsion of two diplomats from the embassy in Manila for alleged espionage.’
      • ‘After the expulsion of the Moors and the immense political turmoil that ensued, population size and agricultural productivity dropped.’
      • ‘These structural changes were aggravated by the expulsion of large peasant masses, which increased poverty and unemployment in big cities.’
      • ‘During the continental wars before and after their expulsion, the Yamato, having become skilled as mounted archers, were often called upon to help their allies.’
      • ‘More disturbingly, the government has inaugurated a policy of forcible expulsions from camps for the displaced.’
      • ‘The idea that the intervention was intended to halt mass expulsions and genocide has always been a convenient fantasy.’
      • ‘Forced expulsion and mass ethnic cleansing were added to the human rights abuse record of torture, disappearance, and assassination.’
      • ‘Forcible expulsion of a population is reprehensible and a violation of international law.’
      • ‘Buying a car or cheating in a business deal etc. is cause for immediate expulsion.’
      expelling, banishment, banishing, exile, exiling, transportation, transporting, extradition, extraditing, expatriation, expatriating, repatriation, repatriating, refoulement
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    2. 1.2 The action of forcing something out of the body.
      ‘oxytocin causes expulsion of milk from the lactating mammary gland’
      • ‘The most common adverse effects of IUDs are cramping, abnormal uterine bleeding, and expulsion.’
      • ‘The process of converting alcohol to acetic acid requires water, as well as the expulsion of acetic acid from the body through urination.’
      • ‘Vomiting was defined as expulsion of gastric material occurring at least once in the previous 24 hours.’
      • ‘Getting your hair in the bleachy water will infect everyone with bubonic plague, whereas all other bodily orifice exposure and expulsion is quite alright.’
      • ‘The third type of intervention is administration of cathartic agents to increase gastrointestinal motility and hasten the expulsion of the toxin.’
      • ‘Tribeswomen in turn expedite the sperm expulsion process by taking matters into their own hands.’
      • ‘Our teacher then taught us several breathing techniques which were promised to result in a calm expulsion of toxins, the release of pent-up emotions and a sizzling spurt of energy.’
      • ‘You can tell a loud yawner to shut up, and she will yawn with more tonal precaution, turning her yawn into a softer, more weightless expulsion of breath.’
      • ‘The drug has been shown to cause uterine contractions and expulsion of conception products.’
      • ‘The healer sighed as she slumped, her body exhausted after the expulsion of energy.’
      • ‘Dehydration is common following the farrowing process because the sow has lost body water from the expulsion of birth products.’
      • ‘The book documents the consumption and expulsion of material into our primary instrument, namely the body.’
      discharge, ejection, excretion, voiding, voidance, evacuation, ejaculation, disgorgement, elimination, emptying out, passing, draining
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Late Middle English: from Latin expulsio(n-), from expellere ‘drive out’ (see expel).