- the act of removing.
- change of residence, position, etc.
- dismissal, as from an office.
Origin of removal
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Examples from the Web for removal
Tank Battle Jeep Guard Crush -- some editorial changes and the removal of all blood when the guards are crushed by the tank.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’
December 15, 2014
A lawyer for RSD reportedly contacted sites hosting archived RSD material demanding its removal.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
At the time, the renamed corner caused a slight international squabble and demands for its removal.The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
If at any point an artist refuses to be represented, the institute will cooperate in the removal of their works.A Wild World of Graffiti: Celebrating Street Art From Sweden to Bogota
June 19, 2014
After 28 days in sanctuary, Neyoy was notified that ICE had granted him a work permit and a renewable one-year stay of removal.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation
June 11, 2014
The station-master was standing on the platform, superintending the removal of a trunk.Brave and Bold
When Harriett got back her father was making plans for his removal.
Her friends advised her to leave it, but she had a horror of removal, of change.
The removal of the helmet for the first tune revealed the man's features.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
This nearly led to her removal and confinement in a hospital at Tarbes.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- the act of removing or state of being removed
- a change of residence
- (as modifier)a removal company
- dismissal from office
- Southern African the forced displacement of a community for political or social reasons
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Word Origin and History for removal
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