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rusticate (verb) live in the countryside (village side); banish to the country; suspend from college.

When a person rusticates, they spend most of their life in the countryside. They seem to waste their life in the countryside. When a person is rusticated they are sent to the countryside to live there as a punishment. (British) a student is rusticated when they are suspended from college.

  • All his landed property being in the countryside, Tom spent the best of his life there. He thus rusticated many years.
  • The magistrate rusticated John for three years for his crime. He was, as a result, to spend the three-year period on the countryside.
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