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lus·trate

 (lŭs′trāt′)
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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lustration

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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.
The text for note 18 (126) should have read: "A 'lustration process currently underway will bar most members of the Party of Regions from holding public office.
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.
The incident took place as part of a demonstration outside the Parliament in Kiev where a so called "lustration bill" was being voted upon.
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 rally is held by the public organization "People's Movement against Corruption: Lustration" on Mrch 26 outside Parliament building.
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.
Worse, there is the risk that those who suspect that old communist networks remain in place, pursuing an agenda of their own, will see confirmation in the fact not only of these diplomats, but also in all the other former state security agents whose names are public but whose jobs--in the absence of lustration legislation--are assured.