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  1. defenestration

    • IPA[dēˌfenəˈstrāSHən]

    美式

    • n.
      the action of throwing someone out of a window;the action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority
    • noun: defenestration, plural noun: defenestrations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. formal, humorous the action of throwing someone out of a window death by defenestration has a venerable history
    • 2. informal the action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority that victory resulted in Churchill's own defenestration by the war-weary British electorate