expunction

[ik-spuhngk-shuhn]
noun
the act of expunging; erasure.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin expūnctiōn- (stem of expūnctiō) a blotting out, equivalent to Latin expūnct(us) blotted out (past participle of expungere to expunge) + -iōn- -ion

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To expunction
Collins
World English Dictionary
expunge (ɪkˈspʌndʒ)
 
vb
1.  to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
2.  to wipe out or destroy
 
[C17: from Latin expungere to blot out, from pungere to prick]
 
expunction
 
n
 
ex'punger
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Determine if your conviction or record of arrest is eligible for expunction.
Laws that provide for the expunction of old or unsubstantiated reports also are discussed.
Once the expunction is ordered, the party may claim that the record never existed or occurred.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;