For the heavy metal band, see Defenestration .
Defenestration, from the Latin de (from; out of) and fenestra (window or opening), is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. The term was coined around the time of an incident in Prague Castle in the year of 1618.In 2004, Merriam-Webster's dictionary users named "defenestration" as one of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year.'s impression of the 1618 Defenestration of Prague]]
Notable Defenestrations in history
Historically, the word defenestration was used to refer to an act of political dissent. Notably, the Defenestrations of Prague in 1419 and 1618 helped to trigger prolonged conflict within Bohemia and beyond. It is said that some Catholics ascribed the survival of those defenestrated at Prague Castle in 1618 to divine intervention, while it is said that some Protestants claimed that it was due to their landing in a large pile of manure.Other notable events in Prague's history include the defenestration of the Ol