- to go to the country.
- to stay or sojourn in the country.
Origin of rusticate
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- 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 rusticator
1650s, from Latin rusticatus, past participle of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see rustication). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.
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