[ ruhs-ti-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌrʌs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


Also called rustic work. Architecture. any of various forms of ashlar so dressed and tooled that the visible faces are raised above or otherwise contrasted with the horizontal and usually the vertical joints.
the act of a person or thing that rusticates.

Origin of rustication

First recorded in 1615–25, rustication is from the Latin word rūsticātiōn- (stem of rūsticātiō). See rusticate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for rustication



1620s, "to reside in the country," back-formation from rustication, or else from Latin rusticationem (nominative rusticatio) "act or fact of living in the country," noun of action from past participle stem of rusticari "live or stay in the country," from rusticus (see rustic). Meaning "send into the country" is from 1714.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper