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rustication

[ruhs-ti-key-shuh n] /ˌrʌs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Also called rustic work. Architecture. 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.
2.
the act of a person or thing that rusticates.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin rūsticātiōn- (stem of rūsticātiō). See rusticate, -ion
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Word Origin and History for rustic-work
rustication
1623, from L. rusticationem (nom. rusticatio) "act or fact of living in the country," from rusticatus, pp. of rusticari "live or stay in the country," from rusticus (see rustic).
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