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v. rus·ti·cat·ed, rus·ti·cat·ing, rus·ti·cates
To go to or live in the country.
1. To send to the country.
2. Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university.
3. To cut or shape (masonry blocks) with deep-set joints and a rough-hewn face.

[Latin rūsticārī, rūsticāt-, from rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.]

rus′ti·ca′tion n.
rus′ti·ca′tor n.


- A trip to the country.
See also related terms for trip.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rustication - the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.rustication - the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
3.rustication - the action of retiring to and living in the country
retirement - withdrawal from your position or occupation
4.rustication - temporary dismissal of a student from a university
temporary removal, suspension - a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
5.rustication - banishment into the country
banishment, proscription - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone


[ˌrʌstɪˈkeɪʃən] N (Brit) (Univ) → suspensión f temporal
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I hadn't realised till this moment how I had been missing it all these days of rustication, and my heart went out to it with a vast homesickness.
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 for the second.
The emphasis is no longer on initial "acquisition" of satellites followed by long rustication ill they "spiral to Earth" but on day to day monitoring with the highest possible precision.
Court allows underage-but-married Pak 7th grader to attend school following rustication |World[Peshawar {Peshawar, Dec 3 (ANI): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has granted permission to a grade seven student for taking classes in the school that had rusticated him for getting married despite being underage.
The sense of asymmetry and height are further emphasized by the continuation of the rustication of the lower floors up into the fourth floor of the western pavilion, giving it a tower-like appearance.
After completion of the rustication period they would be allowed to study with the batch of 2010-11 students.
As for Moshe Sharett, for all of his brief incumbency as prime minister (1954-1955), his predecessor's continual sniping from Kibbutz Sde Boker--his supposed rustication in the Negev--ensured that he was constantly embattled.
1250 has now been put forward a decade or two, and the authorship attributed to William of Winchester, a Reading monk, during his rustication to Leominster Priory for sexual misbehaviour.
The curriculum that leads to the rustication of works like Windsor Forest or Aurora is also the curriculum--and the society--that is reluctant to draw back and consider the full scope and background of important issues.
In addition, it is common knowledge that incidents of academic dishonesty are increasing leading to cancellation of examinations and rustication of students involved in examination malpractices.
But Wallace can only make Waugh represent that position by failing to read Waugh's self-irony, the narrator's critique of paralysis and sloth and of the failed Englishman's sense of rustication to the tropics; far from "honor [ing] white otium" (279) to this reader's ear for irony, Waugh mocks it.
Exposition of the Ottomans' methods of rule provided oblique criticism of the Hoxha government, and offered an artistic parallel to the analysis of communist practices, such as murder, censorship, rustication, and the erosion of authenticity and intimacy in daily life, in Kadare's other works over several decades.