- to go to the country.
- to stay or sojourn in the country.
Origin of rusticate
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Examples from the Web for rusticate
When we rusticate in the wilds we take a troop of friends along.Johnstone of the Border
They sent her down to rusticate somewhere at the end of the season.Guy Livingstone;
George A. Lawrence
For four months the most energetic man in the Army was able to rusticate.Sir John French
Many Oporto families own country-houses in the Minho, and rusticate there very pleasantly for a month or two in early fall.
Murphy was dismissed in disgrace, and ordered to rusticate on board till his eye was bright.Frank Mildmay
Captain Frederick Marryat
- to banish or retire to the country
- to make or become rustic in style, behaviour, etc
- (tr) architect to finish (an exterior wall) with large blocks of masonry that are separated by deep joints and decorated with a bold, usually textured, design
- (tr) British to send down from university for a specified time as a punishment
C17: from Latin rūsticārī, from rūs the country
Word Origin and History for rusticate
1650s, from Latin rusticatus, past participle of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see rustication). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper