expulsion

(noun) When a dominant group forces a subordinate group to leave an area.

Example: The Trail of Tears, which was the forced relocation of Native Americans in the United States due to the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: expulsions

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How to Cite the Definition of Expulsion

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “expulsion.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/expulsion/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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