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verb very formal
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    to remove or dismiss someone from a position of power or authority

    The overwhelming view is that he should be defenestrated before the next election.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 24/12/2015
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    2
    to throw someone out of a window Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 24/12/2015
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