Definition of expulsion in English:

expulsion

noun

  • 1The action of depriving someone of membership in an organization.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The result was the mass workplace expulsions in July 1920 which severely weakened trade union organization in the city.’
    • ‘Two years later the foundation suspended the country's voting rights and began the process that could lead to expulsion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Legal rights for parents to appeal against suspension or expulsion from schools have made it more difficult to exclude troublesome students.’
    • ‘She called for automatic expulsion for pupils who made malicious allegations against teachers.’
    • ‘Certain behaviors or behavior repetitions were sufficiently extreme to result in permanent expulsion from school.’
    • ‘Please ensure we do not have to face the shame and indignity of expulsion from a major tournament.’
    • ‘The ultimate result was his expulsion from the game, along with a crackdown on some of the scamsters and mobs he had described.’
    • ‘Last summer controversy surrounded the board of management when their treasurer's solicitors challenged the validity of his expulsion from the board.’
    • ‘Previously, expulsion from school was the punishment of last resort for head teachers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The vote split 19-19, with the chairman's casting vote sealing his expulsion.’
    • ‘He challenged his colleague to re-affirm his support for the Conservative Party or himself face expulsion from the party.’
    • ‘A second yellow card is equal to a red card, which means automatic 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Anyone who questioned Stalin's decisions faced instant expulsion from the party, imprisonment and in some cases execution.’
    removal, debarment, dismissal, exclusion, discharge, ejection, rejection, blackballing, blacklisting
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    1. 1.1The process of forcing someone to leave a place, especially a country.
      ‘the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain’
      • ‘Officials on Monday announced the expulsion of two diplomats from the embassy in Manila for alleged espionage.’
      • ‘Any little mistake would result in immediate expulsion back to Thailand.’
      • ‘After the expulsion of the Moors and the immense political turmoil that ensued, population size and agricultural productivity dropped.’
      • ‘Significant numbers had a family history of forced expulsion from their homes and had lost parents and relatives.’
      • ‘We are not demanding mass expulsions but we're asking that everybody in positions of authority signal that there is a problem.’
      • ‘The idea that the intervention was intended to halt mass expulsions and genocide has always been a convenient fantasy.’
      • ‘Buying a car or cheating in a business deal etc. is cause for immediate expulsion.’
      • ‘More disturbingly, the government has inaugurated a policy of forcible expulsions from camps for the displaced.’
      • ‘Taken together, the mass flight and expulsions amounted to the single largest known migration over a short period of time.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Forced expulsion and mass ethnic cleansing were added to the human rights abuse record of torture, disappearance, and assassination.’
      • ‘They have ordered the expulsion of a diplomat it accuses of spying.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Forcible expulsion of a population is reprehensible and a violation of international law.’
      • ‘These structural changes were aggravated by the expulsion of large peasant masses, which increased poverty and unemployment in big cities.’
      • ‘Will there be a repeat of the mass expulsions?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The UN emergency relief co-ordinator warned on Monday that the mass expulsions could lead to a humanitarian crisis.’
      • ‘‘Fast-tracking’ is a crude euphemism for the abrogation of basic civil liberties and the rapid expulsion of asylum-seekers.’
    2. 1.2The process of forcing something out of the body.
      • ‘Dehydration is common following the farrowing process because the sow has lost body water from the expulsion of birth products.’
      • ‘The most common adverse effects of IUDs are cramping, abnormal uterine bleeding, and expulsion.’
      • ‘The third type of intervention is administration of cathartic agents to increase gastrointestinal motility and hasten the expulsion of the toxin.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Getting your hair in the bleachy water will infect everyone with bubonic plague, whereas all other bodily orifice exposure and expulsion is quite alright.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The book documents the consumption and expulsion of material into our primary instrument, namely the body.’
      • ‘Tribeswomen in turn expedite the sperm expulsion process by taking matters into their own hands.’
      • ‘The drug has been shown to cause uterine contractions and expulsion of conception products.’
      • ‘Vomiting was defined as expulsion of gastric material occurring at least once in the previous 24 hours.’
      • ‘The process of converting alcohol to acetic acid requires water, as well as the expulsion of acetic acid from the body through urination.’
      • ‘The healer sighed as she slumped, her body exhausted after the expulsion of energy.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin expulsio(n-), from expellere drive out (see expel).

Pronunciation:

expulsion

/ikˈspəlSHən/