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  • Ostpreussen

    noun 1. a former province in NE Germany: an enclave separated from Germany by the Polish Corridor; now divided between Poland and the Russian Federation. 14,283 sq. mi. (36,993 sq. km). Capital: Königsberg. /ˈɔstprɔysən/ noun 1. the German name for East Prussia noun 1. a former province of NE Germany on the Baltic Sea: separated […]

  • Ostracise

    [os-truh-sahyz] /ˈɒs trəˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), ostracized, ostracizing. 1. to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.: His friends ostracized him after his father’s arrest. 2. to banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate. 3. (in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote. /ˈɒstrəˌsaɪz/ verb […]

  • Ostraca

    [os-truh-kon] /ˈɒs trəˌkɒn/ noun, plural ostraca [os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/ (Show IPA) 1. (in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed. /ˈɒstrəˌkɒn/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing

  • Ostracism

    [os-truh-siz-uh m] /ˈɒs trəˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. exclusion, by general consent, from social acceptance, privileges, friendship, etc. 2. (in ancient Greece) temporary banishment of a citizen, decided upon by popular vote. n. 1580s, a method of 10-year banishment in ancient Athens, by which the citizens gathered and each wrote on a potsherd or tile the […]

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