Definition of removal in English:

removal

Pronunciation /rəˈmo͞ovəl/ /rəˈmuvəl/

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noun

  • 1The action of taking away or abolishing something unwanted.

    ‘the removal of the brain tumor’
    • ‘the removal of all legal barriers to the free movement of goods’
    taking away, moving, carrying away, shifting, transfer, transporting
    withdrawal, abolition, elimination, doing away with, taking away
    deletion, elimination, erasing, rubbing out, erasure, effacing, obliteration
    uprooting, eradication, destruction
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    1. 1.1British usually as modifier The transfer of furniture and other contents when moving from one house to another.
      ‘removal men’
      • ‘If a removal firm cannot remove furniture from a house without exposing its employees to unacceptable risk then it can and should refuse to do the job.’
      • ‘After doing this, look for a furniture removal company.’
      • ‘Many furniture removal companies operate secure storage facilities on a weekly rental basis, which could be a short-term solution.’
      • ‘Penelope sat out of the porch of the house smoking a Lady Fair Light, watching the removal men load the families furniture, antiques and complete life onto seven large trucks.’
      • ‘But by about seven thirty, everything had been took from the two removal vans that had transported their possessions and furniture from London.’
      • ‘Sleepy days in leafy suburbs are disturbed by huge removal lorries that swallow up entire households as transient diplomats, businessmen and journalists leave for postings new.’
      • ‘I'd always suspected it was behind the TV, but it wasn't until the removal people came in and took everything away that my suspicions were confirmed.’
      • ‘There was a removal van outside the next door neighbours.’
      • ‘We all know what a nightmare it is, trying to jam all of your belongings into the removal van and packing always takes twice as long as you think it will!’
      • ‘We received little help with finding new homes, and the removal expenses we received rarely covered our costs.’
      • ‘He was at that time working in the removal business and had no experience as a funeral director or undertaker.’
      • ‘Though it is not sinking, removal vans gather at the Clarendon Building’
      • ‘They hadn't realised that removal companies are booked up months in advance.’
      • ‘If he was in the home removals business, he would be the one gingerly carrying the precious crystal vase across a treacherously slippery floor.’
      • ‘The removals man today warned that his York family business could now come to an end after more than 50 years.’
      • ‘They've even been used for furniture removals.’
      • ‘She was paid £510 ‘compensation’, and various removal expenses amounting to a further £843.47.’
      • ‘We all jacked our jobs in, bought a massive great removal van and spent a couple of happy years playing gigs around Europe, chiefly in Belgium, beer capital of the world.’
      • ‘I was accompanied by our contracted removal company.’
      • ‘Mark, 31, a removals man, said travelling by train had not been an option, mainly because the idea had been to travel out from Nottingham each day to places like Sherwood Forest and Alton Towers.’
    2. 1.2The dismissal of someone from a job or office.
      ‘opposition parties demanded his immediate removal from office’
      • ‘A lot of the Alliance leaders have, since our removal from parliament, thrown ourselves into union organising work.’
      • ‘But it was Whitlam who telephoned Buckingham Palace on November 11 after his removal from office by the Australian Governor-General.’
      • ‘And while the task force prepares to fully hand over the Haiti operation to UN troops, Aristide's removal from power is still not without its opponents.’
      • ‘Five councillors in the past two months - four in the past ten days - have resigned from students' council, and one other faced removal from his position.’
      • ‘The debate had demonstrated that the only remedy for unconstitutional conduct by the president would be his removal from office and this would be too difficult and too slow.’
      • ‘That then led to the events resulting in his removal from office.’
      • ‘John and Ken are also targeting an incumbent Democrat for removal from office.’
      • ‘The president was spared removal from office but another crisis quickly surfaced, this one in Kosovo.’
      • ‘It was in jail that he fell ill and died, sparking a chain of events that culminated in the arrest and removal from office of the Sheikh.’
      • ‘If the U.S. were an effective democracy, the President would face impeachment and removal from office.’
      • ‘The only disciplinary measure described in the AFN Charter is removal from office.’
      • ‘All members of the council who are summoned by the sergeant to attend [congregations] shall faithfully do so, upon pain of removal from office and disbarment from future office-holding.’
      • ‘He was his own worst enemy and his rash violation of Grant's departmental regulations caused his removal from command of his corps shortly before the fall of Vicksburg.’
      • ‘A demanding standard of financial honesty is expected of politicians, and even small-scale tax evasion or misuse of an expense account can lead to removal from office.’
      • ‘Their terms are staggered, and the vice president does not automatically become president following the death or removal from office of the president.’
      • ‘Although the circumstances of Chavez's removal from office are still not entirely clear, the basic outlines of the story are quite troubling.’
      • ‘Now, the power of removal from office at any time in cases other than the case of a Deputy Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner is exercised by the Commissioner.’
      • ‘This might lead to his removal from office.’
      • ‘The minister claimed that his removal was not legal.’
      • ‘More promising, it might be thought, is the strategy of giving the shareholders strong legal rights in relation to the appointment or removal of the directors.’
      dismissal, eviction, ejection, expulsion, throwing out, ousting, dislodgement, displacement, purging, unseating, deposition
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