defenestration

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the act of throwing someone or something out of a window

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As far as I know there are few defenestrations today in Prague but it remains a city where history meets you around every corner.
It was for some reason particularly associated with Prague where rioters made a habit of it There was one in 1419 at the Town Hall where a mob, demanding the release of prisoners, threw councillors out, and a more famous one - known as The Defenestration of Prague - in 1618 which heralded the 30 Years War when a gang of Protestant nobles threw two Catholic governors our of the window of the Royal Palace (they survived by landing on a dung heap).
Murder was always a royal sport in medieval times but the Czechs seem to have done it very dramatically with defenestrations.