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 for expulsion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expulsion \Ex*pul"sion\, n. [L. expulsio, fr. expellere: cf. F.
     expulsion. See Expel.]
     1. The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary
        removal from membership, association, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The expulsion of the Tarquins.        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The state of being expelled or driven out.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expulsion
      n 1: the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection
           of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion
           from school" [syn: ejection, exclusion, expulsion,
           riddance]
      2: squeezing out by applying pressure; "an unexpected extrusion
         of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube"; "the expulsion of
         pus from the pimple" [syn: extrusion, expulsion]
      3: the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting [syn:
         expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "expulsion":
     banishment, blowout, booting out, cashiering, clearance,
     communication, conduction, contagion, convection, deconsecration,
     defenestration, defrocking, delivery, deportation, deposal,
     deposition, deprivation, detachment, dethronement, detrusion,
     diapedesis, diffusion, disbarment, disbarring, discard, discharge,
     discrownment, disenthronement, disgorgement, disjunction,
     dismissal, displacement, disposal, disposition, dissemination,
     ejaculation, ejection, ejectment, elimination, emission,
     eradication, eructation, eruption, eviction, excommunication,
     exile, expatriation, expelling, export, exportation, extradition,
     extravasation, extrusion, firing, forced resignation, impeachment,
     import, importation, interchange, jet, jettison,
     kicking downstairs, kicking upstairs, liquidation, metastasis,
     metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, mutual transfer, obtrusion,
     osmosis, ostracism, ouster, ousting, outburst, outlawing, outlawry,
     outpour, overthrow, overthrowal, passage, passing over,
     pensioning off, perfusion, purge, rejection, relegation, removal,
     repudiation, retirement, riddance, sacking, severance, spout,
     spread, spreading, spurt, squirt, superannuation, suspension,
     the boot, the bounce, the sack, throwing out, transduction,
     transfer, transfer of property, transference, transfusion, transit,
     transition, translation, translocation, transmigration,
     transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal, transmittance,
     transplacement, transplantation, transposal, transposition, travel,
     unchurching, unfrocking, unseating, withdrawal
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXPULSION. The act of depriving a member of a body politic, corporate, or of 
  a society, of his right of membership therein, by the vote of such body or 
  society, for some violation of hi's. duties as such, or for some offence 
  which renders him unworthy of longer remaining a member of the same. 
       2. By the Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, Sec. 2, each 
  house may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for 
  disorderly behaviour, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds' expel a 
  member. In the case of John Smith, a senator from Ohio, who was expelled 
  from the senate in 1807, the committee made a report which embraces the 
  following points: 
       3.-1. That the senate may expel a member for a high misdemeanor, such 
  as a conspiracy to commit treason. Its authority is not confined to an act 
  done in its presence. 
       4.-2. That a previous conviction is, not requisite, in order to 
  authorize the senate to expel a member from their body, for a high: offence 
  against the United States. 
       5.-3. That although a bill of indictment against a party for treason 
  and misdemeanor has been abandoned, because a previous indictment against 
  the principal party had terminated in an acquittal, owing to the 
  inadmissibility of the evidence upon that indictment, yet the senate may 
  examine the evidence for themselves, and if it be sufficient to satisfy 
  their. minds that the party is guilty of a high misdemeanor it is a 
  sufficient ground of expulsion. 
       6.-4. That the 6th and 6th articles of the amendments of the 
  Constitution of the United States, containing the general rights and 
  privileges of the citizen, as to criminal prosecutions, refer only to 
  prosecutions at law, and do not affect the jurisdiction of the senate as to 
  expulsion. 
       7.-5. That before a committee of the senate, appointed to report an 
  opinion relative to the honor and privileges of the senate, and the facts 
  respecting the conduct of the member implicated, such member is not entitled 
  to be heard in his defence by counsel, to have compulsory process for 
  witnesses, and to be confronted with his accusers. It is before the senate 
  that the member charged is entitled to be heard. 
       8.-6. In determining on expulsion, the senate is not bound by the 
  forms of judicial proceedings, or the rules of judicial evidence; nor, it 
  seems, is the same degree of proof essential which is required to convict of 
  a crime. The power of expulsion must, in its nature, be discretionary, and 
  its exercise of a more summary character. 1 Hall's Law Journ. 459, 465. 
       9. Corporations have the right of expulsion in certain cases, as such 
  power is necessary to the good order and government of corporate bodies; and 
  the cases in which the inherent power may be exercised are of three kinds. 
  1. When an offence is committed which has no immediate relation to a 
  member's corporate duty, but is of so infamous a nature as renders him unfit 
  for the, society of honest men; such as the offences of perjury, forgery, 
  and the like. But before an expulsion is made for a cause of this kind, it 
  is necessary that there should be a previous conviction by a jury, according 
  to the law of the land. 2. When the offence is against his duty as a 
  corporator, in which case he may be expelled on trial and conviction before 
  the corporation. 3. The third is of a mixed nature, against the member's 
  duty. as a corporator, and also indictable by the law of the land. 2 
  Binn.448. See, also, 2 Burr., 536. 
      10. Members of what are called joint stock incorporated companies, or 
  indeed members of any corporation owning property, cannot, without express 
  authority in the charter, be expelled, and thus deprived of their interest 
  in the general fund. Ang. & Ames on Corp. 238. See; generally, Ang. & Ames 
  on Corp. ch. 11; Willcock, on Mun. Cor. 270; 1 Co. 99; 2 Bing. 293.; 5 Day 
  329; Sty. 478; 6 Conn. R. 532; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 469; 5 Binn. 486. 
  
  

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