Word of the day

Rustication – being “sent down” or expelled temporarily (specifically from Oxford or Cambridge); to leave temporarily for welfare and/or health reasons; the act of making someone leave a place, especially a private school or Oxford or Cambridge University, as a punishment;  a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc); the act of a person or thing that rusticates; banishment into the country; the action of retiring to and living in the country; the condition naturally attaching to life in the country; a simple or old-fashioned style of living or decoration that is typical of the countryside; 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.

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