Etymology
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removal (n.)

1590s, "act of taking away entirely;" see remove (v.) + -al (2). From 1640s specifically as "dismissal from an office or a post," also "act of changing one's habitation." Also occasionally a quasi-euphemism for "murder." The earlier noun was remove (n.); also removing, remeving (late 14c.).

updated on June 29, 2021

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Definitions of removal from WordNet

removal (n.)
the act of removing;
he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
Synonyms: remotion
removal (n.)
dismissal from office;
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