epuration

[ ep-yuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛp yəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

a purification or purge, as of government officials considered disloyal or treacherous.

Origin of epuration

1790–1800; < French, equivalent to épur(er) to purify (see e-1, pure) + -ation -ation
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Examples from the Web for epuration

  • Like other clever devices, however, 'epuration' may possibly be carried too far.

    France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert