Expurgation
Expurgation Ex`pur*ga"tion, n. [L. expurgatio justification, excuse: cf. F. expurgation.] The act of expurgating, purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Expurgation — is a form of censorship by way of purging anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous, usually from an artistic work. It has also been called bowdlerization, after Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of William… …   Wikipedia

  • Expurgation — Expurgation, lat. dtsch., Reinigung; Rechtfertigung, Abführung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • expurgation — index censorship Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • expurgation — early 15c., a cleansing from impurity, from L. expurgationem (nom. expurgatio), noun of action from pp. stem of expurgare to cleanse out, purge, purify, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + purgare to purge (see PURGE (Cf. purge)). Sense of …   Etymology dictionary

  • expurgation — expurger [ ɛkspyrʒe ] v. tr. <conjug. : 3> • 1503; « épurer » v. 1370; a remplacé espurgier « nettoyer, purifier »; lat. expurgare → purger ♦ Abréger (un texte) en éliminant ce qui est contraire à une morale, à un dogme. ⇒ corriger, couper …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • expurgation — (èk spur ga sion) s. f. 1°   Action d expurger un livre. 2°   Terme d eaux et forêts. Action d éclaircir les futaies trop fourrées. 3°   Ancien terme d astronomie. Émersion. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Cest humeur est actiré par la rate pour la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • expurgation — expurgate ► VERB ▪ remove matter regarded as obscene or unsuitable from (a text or account). DERIVATIVES expurgation noun expurgator noun expurgatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin expurgare cleanse thoroughly …   English terms dictionary

  • expurgation — noun see expurgate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • EXPURGATION — n. f. Action d’expurger …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • expurgation — See expurgate. * * * …   Universalium

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