banishment


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ban·ish

 (băn′ĭsh)
tr.v. ban·ished, ban·ish·ing, ban·ish·es
1. To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile: The spy was found guilty of treason and banished from the country.
2. To drive away; expel: We banished all our doubts and fears.

[Middle English banishen, from Old French banir, baniss-, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

ban′ish·er n.
ban′ish·ment n.

Banishment


the process of abandoning one’s native land or of being exiled. — expatriate, n., adj., vb.
1. a casting out from social or political society.
2. the ancient Athenian process of temporary banishment by popular vote, using potsherds or tiles for ballots.
the banishing of a citizen for five years if judged guilty of dangerous influence or ambition, as practiced in ancient Syracuse; olive leaves were used for ballots.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banishment - the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)banishment - the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent); "the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"
exclusion - the state of being excluded
2.banishment - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
anathematisation, anathematization - the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
disbarment - the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law
expulsion, riddance, ejection, exclusion - the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school"
deportation, expatriation, exile, transportation - the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
excommunication, excision - the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
relegation - mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position; "he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"
rustication - banishment into the country

banishment

banishment

noun
Enforced removal from one's native country by official decree:
Translations
نَفْي، طَرْد، إقْصاء
vyhnanstvívyhoštění
fordrivelseforvisning
karkotusmaanpako
száműzésszáműzetés
útlegî; brottvísun
vyhnanstvo
sürgünsürgüne gönderme

banishment

[ˈbænɪʃmənt] Ndestierro m

banishment

[ˈbænɪʃmənt] n (= exile) → bannissement m

banishment

nVerbannung f

banishment

[ˈbænɪʃmənt] nesilio, bando

banish

(ˈbӕniʃ) verb
to send away (usually from a country), especially as a punishment. He was banished (from the country) for treason.
ˈbanishment noun
References in classic literature ?
Going in to exult over a fallen enemy and to praise a strong-minded sister for the banishment of an objectionable lover, it certainly was a shock to behold the aforesaid enemy serenely sitting on the sofa, with the strongminded sister enthroned upon his knee and wearing an expression of the most abject submission.
The glaring insincerity of these sermons was not sufficient to compass the banishment of the fashion from the schools, and it is not sufficient to-day; it never will be sufficient while the world stands, perhaps.
Tell them of cruel scourgings, of mutilations and brandings, of scenes of pollution and blood, of the banishment of all light and knowl- edge, and they affect to be greatly indignant at such enormous exaggerations, such wholesale misstate- ments, such abominable libels on the character of the southern planters
On coming back a few days afterwards (for I did not consider my banishment perpetual), I found they had christened him 'Heathcliff': it was the name of a son who died in childhood, and it has served him ever since, both for Christian and surname.
The glorious prospect of his son's banishment to China appeared to turn his brain.
My family may consider it banishment, if they please; but I am a wife and mother, and I never will desert Mr.
MICHAEL, this my behest have thou in charge, Take to thee from among the Cherubim Thy choice of flaming Warriours, least the Fiend Or in behalf of Man, or to invade Vacant possession som new trouble raise: Hast thee, and from the Paradise of God Without remorse drive out the sinful Pair, From hallowd ground th' unholie, and denounce To them and to thir Progenie from thence Perpetual banishment.
An obstacle occurred to this his favourite project, in the mutual attachment of his ward and his son and hence the original cause of the banishment of Wilfred from the house of his father.
The daroga was let off with the loss of the imperial favor, the confiscation of his property and an order of perpetual banishment.
Previous to their expedition hither, they had endured a long banishment from their native country.
I know his worship," said the curate; "that is where Senor Reinaldos of Montalvan figures with his friends and comrades, greater thieves than Cacus, and the Twelve Peers of France with the veracious historian Turpin; however, I am not for condemning them to more than perpetual banishment, because, at any rate, they have some share in the invention of the famous Matteo Boiardo, whence too the Christian poet Ludovico Ariosto wove his web, to whom, if I find him here, and speaking any language but his own, I shall show no respect whatever; but if he speaks his own tongue I will put him upon my head.
Many of them now recognized her as the woman who had assaulted the Governor with frightful language as he passed by the window of her prison; they knew, also, that she was adjudged to suffer death, and had been preserved only by an involuntary banishment into the wilderness.