Purge

In history, religion, and political science, a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, or from society as a whole. Purges can be peaceful or violent; many will end with the imprisonment or exile of those purged, but in some cases they will simply be removed from office. Restoring people who have been purged is known as rehabilitation.

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Famous quotes containing the word purge:

    To purge the mischiefs that increase
    And all good order mar,
    For oft we see a wicked peace
    To be well changed for war.
    Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)

    Now, neigbour confines, purge you of your scum!
    Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance,
    Revel the night, rob, murder, and commit
    The oldest sins the newest kind of ways?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If I do grow great, I’ll grow less, for I’ll purge and leave
    sack, and live cleanly as a nobleman should do.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)