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3 definitions found
 for riddance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Riddance \Rid"dance\, n.
     1. The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up
        or out.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of
              thy field.                            --Lev. xxiii.
                                                    22.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The state of being rid or free; freedom; escape. "Riddance
        from all adversity." --Hooker.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  riddance
      n 1: the act of removing or getting rid of something [syn:
           elimination, riddance]
      2: the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of
         troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from
         school" [syn: ejection, exclusion, expulsion,
         riddance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "riddance":
     abandonment, abjuration, break, breakout, cession, clearance,
     deliverance, delivery, deportation, detachment, discard,
     discarding, disjunction, dispensation, disposal, disposition,
     dumping, ejection, elimination, emergence, eradication, escape,
     escapism, evasion, exile, expatriation, expulsion, extrication,
     flight, forgoing, forswearing, freeing, getaway, getting rid of,
     giving up, issuance, issue, jailbreak, jettison, junking, leak,
     leakage, letting go, liberation, liquidation, ostracism, outlawing,
     outlawry, outlet, prisonbreak, purge, recantation, release,
     relegation, relinquishment, removal, renunciation, rescue,
     resignation, retraction, sacrifice, scrapping, setting-free,
     severance, surrender, suspension, swearing off, vent, withdrawal,
     yielding
  
  

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