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
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They then fell upon each other's neck and wept scalding rills down each other's spine in token of their banishment to the Realm of Ineffable Bosh.
The marriage of Eleanor Tilney, her removal from all the evils of such a home as Northanger had been made by Henry's banishment, to the home of her choice and the man of her choice, is an event which I expect to give general satisfaction among all her acquaintance.
Now it is the proper business of the public assembly to determine concerning war and peace, making or breaking off alliances, to enact laws, to sentence to death, banishment, or confiscation of goods, and to call the magistrates to account for their behaviour when in office.
Exiles notoriously feed much on hopes, and are unlikely to stay in banishment unless they are obliged.
"No," said the prince, "not a man of them shall escape alive; you yourselves shall go with your children into houseless and friendless banishment; but that you may not starve I grant you this one grace, that each woman may bear with her from this place as much of her most valuable property as she is able to carry."
I had, so to speak, pronounced my own sentence of banishment. When my interference had restored my unworthy rival to his freedom, could I submit to the degrading necessity of seeing her in his presence, of speaking to her under his eyes?
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.
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 characteristics of the people, which developed by accretion, resulted from that banishment. Restlessness, melancholy, longing.
Evangelista cited VACC Board Resolution 3, which was unanimously signed by the Trustees earlier this month, formalized Lucas's banishment from the VACC.
The Banishment of Beverland: Sex, Sin, and Scholarship in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic
1815: After his banishment to Elba, Napoleon returned to regain power in France.