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Definition of "expunction" [ex•punc•tion]

  • The act of expunging or the condition of being expunged: expunction of the records of the crime. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expunction" in a sentence
  • "The fact of the conviction, the fact of the pardon, the fact of the expunction (if that is the procedure used) are all public acts of the government."
  • "The fact of the conviction, the fact of the pardon, the fact of the expunction if that is the procedure used are all public acts of the government."
  • "By this process the essence of two or more old comedies is extracted; their characters and plots amalgamated; and the whole "rectified" by the careful expunction of equivocal passages."
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