AskDefine | Define rustication

Dictionary Definition

rustication

Noun

1 the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
2 the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
3 the action of retiring to and living in the country
4 temporary dismissal of a student from a university
5 banishment into the country

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English

Noun

  1. the act of rusticating (trans. v. sense)
  2. the act of being rusticated (intrans. v. sense)
  3. (UK military) the process of posting a person or relocating a unit from London (or a command HQ) to elsewhere in the country.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Things commonly known as rustication include:
  • Rustication is a process in Smoking pipe creation / refinishing where the surface of the pipe is given a texture or design by removing some of the material, often used to give a pipe the appearance of wood grain or to cover up some surface flaw
  • Rustication (architecture) — a texture produced in ashlar masonry with deep cut 'V' or square joints to contrast with smooth masonry
  • Rustication (academia) — temporary expulsion from a university. Literally, to be sent to the countryside
  • Rustication (UK military) — the process of posting a person or relocating a unit from London (or a command HQ) to elsewhere in the country
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