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tr.v. lus·trat·ed, lus·trat·ing, lus·trates
To purify by means of ceremony.

[Latin lūstrāre, lūstrāt-, to purify, make bright; see luster.]

lus·tra′tion n.
lus′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
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A freeing from sin, guilt, or defilement:
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Unfortunately, all past attempts to clarify the affairs by the so-called assembly courts of inquiry, lustration commissions etc.
Lustration in Macedonia has missed its goal and has turned into a political witch-hunt.
As the result of the inspections conducted by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on the Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine to immediately implement the law on lustration, and thus dismiss 42% of the SFS s central apparatus as well as 15% of the apparatus of the regional branches.
See Bohdan Vivitsky, 'Comments on the Ukrainian Draft Law on Lustration,' 25 August 2014 (http://voxukraine.
to do politics with very clean hands, this state merely needs morals, lustration, a new constitution and we will stand up for this," Elezov has explained.
Hundreds of tires were burned by the demonstrators as they run riot for the Lustration Bill to be adopted.
Three important segments from the functioning of the Macedonian legal state: religion and discrimination, lustration and judiciary--in the following months will be put to a test before the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg.
The activists intend to continue their rallies and lustration outreach if the Parliament does not listen to them, he added.
The main post-communist mechanism of transitional justice, lustration (2), has limited in various degrees the socio-political participation of numerous former authoritarian actors.
In her first and very promising book Monika Nalepa presents an entirely new approach to the study of lustration policies in Eastern Europe.
Predominantly chosen over criminal procedures or truth commissions, lustration was initially understood as a temporary process of screening public officials for links with the Communist Secret Services, meant essentially to reconcile the need for trust-based institutions and to protect the development of liberal democracy.
This December's Sofia Platform focused on issues of lustration, justice and reconciliation as Arab and North African countries throw off totalitarian regimes and embrace democracy.