expurgation : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
- Of these, 246 were against any expurgation; 35 hedged; 24 favored expurgation.
- As the passion for expurgation galloped, even the synonyms for bowdlerizing got bowdlerized.
- Certainly the Family Shakespeare (first edition 1807, second edition 1818) became the most popular expurgation in literary history.