Surely the second usage is a misusage. Defenestration is throwing something out of a window. In the second usage it is the windows that are being thrown out. —This unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) at 11:38, 12 November 2005 (UTC).
Removal of person from organization?Edit
This entry has survived Wiktionary's verification process.
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
Sense 3 seems dubiously close to a protologism. Any thoughts? This, that and the other 10:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
- Strange, I thought this had already passed RFV, but I don't see any history even of discussion. DAVilla 23:21, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
This discussion is no longer live and is left here as an archive. Please do not modify this conversation, but feel free to discuss its conclusions.
Correction: According to the linked Wikipedia article, it was two regents and their secretary, not three regents, who were defenestrated.
I'd like to point out to my fellow Americans that we consider that the fourth floor. In Europe, the first floor is the floor directly above the ground floor, and so on. Even more impressive (since the three defenestrated men survived their fall), the linked Wikipedia article says the fall measured 70 feet. Nowadays, a story is typically just ten feet tall.
(Disclaimer: I didn't check the Wikipedia article's cited sources to verify the facts I quoted.) --Dyspeptic skeptic (talk) 10:37, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
- @Dyspeptic skeptic: thank you, I've updated the image caption. — SMUconlaw (talk) 15:44, 24 May 2017 (UTC)