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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Expulsioun, -tioun, n. [ME. expulcioun (c 1400), -pulsion, L. expulsio.] Ejection; expelling. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 67/13.
Thar had bene expulsioun and egestioun of the superfluiteis
1542 Reg. Privy S. II. 756/1.
To pas to the … bordouris of the realm for expulsioun of our ald inymeiis furth of the samin
1558-66 Knox II. 54.
The expulsioun of the Frenches soldiouris furth of this realme
a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun p. v.
This Balioll … efter quhais deprauatioun and expultioun the realme was gouernit sumtyme be William Wallace

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