self-exile

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self-ex·ile

(sĕlf′ĕg′zīl, -ĕk′sīl)
n.
One exiled by his or her own decision or volition.

self′-ex′iled adj.
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At this date, of the persons concerned in the tragedy of twelve years since at the Hampstead villa, three were dead; and one was self-exiled in a foreign land.
Look at Honolulu, the metropolis of the Sandwich Islands!--A community of disinterested merchants, and devoted self-exiled heralds of the Cross, located on the very spot that twenty years ago was defiled by the presence of idolatry.
The self-exiled leader will have to report to the police authorities in mid-July, according to the press release.
'The self-exiled convict dare not return [to Cambodia], but he wants to arrest Samdech Hun Sen."
The self-exiled communist was often in and out of the hospital, he added.
He said the self-exiled MQM founder was involved in anti-state activities and target killings in Karachi.
Self-exiled from his homeland, on the run from the authorities, he was repeatedly jailed, often through no fault of his own, and enslaved; as a soldier he lost the use of his left hand and most of his ideals; he had relentless family struggles, and more often than not was utterly broke.
It aims to restore the government of self-exiled president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
The most astonishing plot twist is when Roukos, the self-exiled, virtuous, and decent man, returns to his native village to dethrone the sheikh, return the stolen wealth, and protect the villagers' dignity, only to find the villagers upset over their sheikh's humiliation and crying out for his return.
brWith Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood Jan, as a central figure, Balochistan's self-exiled leaders include Brahamdagh Bugti, son of late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and head of the Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) Javed Mengal, son of Sardar Attaullah Mengal and head of Lashkar-e-Balochistan and Mehran Marri, son of Khair Bux Marri and leader of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).brDr.
QUETTA -- A well-attended tribal peace jirga held in Mastung on Wednesday vowed to foil conspiracies against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and development activities in Balochistan and resolved to not allow the self-exiled leaders to 'send Baloch youths to the mountains', a reference to insurgency, just for serving their interests.
The jirga also decided that they won't let self-exiled Baloch leaders misguide the Baloch youth just to serve their own interests.