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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 ?
He was perfectly astonished with the historical account gave him of our affairs during the last century; protesting "it was only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce.
Cue the comedy: Rev Johnson (Ewen Bremner) was about to pull the lever to hang Tommy - but then, minutes later, he married the lovers after their banishments were lengthened to life, meaning their rst marriages could be annulled.
From the stance of this hybridized "past" borne of American slavery, African Americans received Great Britain's and America's banishments of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1808 with a welcoming signature of celebrations.