defenestration

[dee-fen-uh-strey-shuhn]
noun
the act of throwing a thing or especially a person out of a window: the defenestration of the commissioners at Prague.

Origin:
1610–20; de- + Latin fenestr(a) window + -ation

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defenestration (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən)
 
n
the act of throwing someone out of a window
 
[C17: from New Latin dēfenestrātiō, from Latin de- + fenestra window]

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defenestration
1620, "the action of throwing out of a window," from L. fenestra "window." A word invented for one incident: the "Defenestration of Prague," May 21, 1618, when two Catholic deputies to the Bohemian national assembly and a secretary were tossed out the window (into a moat) of the castle of Hradshin by
Protestant radicals. It marked the start of the Thirty Years War. Some linguists link fenestra with Gk. verb phainein "to show;" others see in it an Etruscan borrowing, based on the suffix -(s)tra, as in L. loan-words aplustre "the carved stern of a ship with its ornaments," genista "the plant broom," lanista "trainer of gladiators." Related: Defenestrate (1915); defenestrated (1620).
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But financial markets reacted calmly to his defenestration.
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