(UK) High profile removal of a person from an organization.
(neologism, humorous) The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.
Other Word Forms of Defenestration
Origin of Defenestration
First attested circa 17th century, from Latindē (“from, out”) + fenestra (“window”), historically, it was used as an act of political dissent, notably the Defenestrations of Prague.
From de– Latin fenestrawindow
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Defenestration Sentence Examples
I'd have to watch for defenestration of myself during the deadly duel, however.
Finally these two councillors, together with Fabricius, secretary of the royal council, were thrown from the windows of the Hradcany into the moat below - an event known in history as the Defenestration of Prague.
This stands on the site where, in 1618, the Protestants attempted to build a church, the forcible prevention of which by Abbot Wolfgang Solander was the immediate cause of the protest of the Bohemian estates and the "defenestration" of the ministers Martinic and Slavata, which opened the Thirty Years' War.
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