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Rustication  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.
(Arch.) Rustic work.

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"Rustication" Quotes from Famous Books

... or absolutely forbidden. From the cradle their children, instead of going to the Public Elementary schools (where the art of Feeling is taught,) are sent to higher Seminaries of an exclusive character; and at our illustrious University, to "feel" is regarded as a most serious fault, involving Rustication for the first offence, and Expulsion ...
— Flatland • Edwin A. Abbott

... this—that she was residing in the family of an English clergyman distinguished for his learning and piety. This account gave great pleasure to my mother—not only as implying some chance that Mrs. Lee might be finally reclaimed from her unhappy opinions, but also as a proof that, in submitting to a rustication so mortifying to a woman of her brilliant qualifications, she must have fallen under some influences more promising for her respectability and happiness than those which had surrounded her in London. Finally, ...
— Autobiographic Sketches • Thomas de Quincey

... accident in these matters; but in the present case reasons enough could be given to account for the unequal success of the two friends. Charles had lost some time by his father's death, and family matters consequent upon it; and his virtual rustication for the last six months had been a considerable disadvantage to him. Moreover, though he had been a careful, persevering reader, he certainly had not run the race for honours with the same devotion as Sheffield; nor ...
— Loss and Gain - The Story of a Convert • John Henry Newman

Words linked to "Rustication" :   Great Britain, status, condition, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, temporary removal, United Kingdom, retirement, U.K., UK, suspension, building, Britain

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