- 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
Examples from the Web for rustication
The university, too, came to its senses and revoked the rustication of the students.India Row Evokes Cricket’s Ultranationalist Tebbit Test
March 23, 2014
Seven days' rustication had wrought a marked change in the town-bred girl.Husks
Nor does the fact that this rustication is compulsory distress or annoy me.Betty Grier
I dare say you heard from Henrietta how we enjoyed our rustication at Siena.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
It is, however, I believe, sometimes supposed that rustication gives an appearance of solidity to foundation stones.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)
Rustication, the sending of an offender from the University for one term or more, thus hindering his qualifying for a degree.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
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.