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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Banishment \Ban"ish*ment\, n. [Cf. F. bannissement.]
The act of banishing, or the state of being banished.
He secured himself by the banishment of his enemies.
Round the wide world in banishment we roam. --Dryden.
Syn: Expatriation; ostracism; expulsion; proscription; exile;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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" [syn: banishment, ostracism,
2: rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing
someone [syn: banishment, proscription]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "banishment":
ban, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, boycott, boycottage,
defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation,
deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displacement, displuming,
exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion,
extradition, fugitation, ostracism, ostracization, outlawing,
outlawry, proscription, relegation, rustication, stripping,
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
BANISHMENT, crim. law. A punishment inflicted upon criminals, by compelling
them to quit a city, place, or country, for, a specified period of time, or
for life. Vide 4 Dall. 14. Deportation; Relegation.
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