defenestration

[ dee-fen-uh-strey-shuh n ]
/ diˌfɛn əˈstreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of throwing a thing or especially a person out of a window: the defenestration of the commissioners at Prague.

Origin of defenestration

1610–20; de- + Latin fenestr(a) window + -ation
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defenestration

/ (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən) /

noun

the act of throwing someone out of a window

Word Origin for defenestration

C17: from New Latin dēfenestrātiō, from Latin de- + fenestra window
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