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epuration

[ep-yuh-rey-shuh n]
noun
  1. a purification or purge, as of government officials considered disloyal or treacherous.
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Origin of epuration

1790–1800; < French, equivalent to épur(er) to purify (see e-1, pure) + -ation -ation
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  • Like other clever devices, however, 'epuration' may possibly be carried too far.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert