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 for exile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exile \Ex"ile\v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exiled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive
     away. "Exiled from eternal God." --Tennyson.
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           Calling home our exiled friends abroad.  --Shak.
     Syn: See Banish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exile \Ex*ile"\, a. [L. exilis.]
     Small; slender; thin; fine. [Obs.] "An exile sound." --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exile \Ex"ile\, n. [OE. exil, fr. L. exilium, exsilium, fr.
     exsuil one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil;
     ex out + solum ground, land, soil, or perh. fr.the root of
     salire to leap, spring; cf. F. exil. Cf. Sole of the foot,
     1. Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion
        from one's home by the civil authority; banishment;
        sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.
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              Let them be recalled from their exile. --Shak.
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     2. The person expelled from his country by authority; also,
        one who separates himself from his home.
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              Thou art in exile, and thou must not stay. --Shak.
     Syn: Banishment; proscription; expulsion.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country;
           "American expatriates" [syn: exile, expatriate,
      2: a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
         [syn: exile, deportee]
      3: 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" [syn: exile, deportation,
         expatriation, transportation]
      v 1: expel from a country; "The poet was exiled because he
           signed a letter protesting the government's actions" [syn:
           expatriate, deport, exile] [ant: repatriate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "exile":
     DP, Ishmael, Uitlander, abstract, alien, alienate, ban, banish,
     banishment, bar, barbarian, blackball, blackballing, cast off,
     cast out, castaway, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out,
     clear the decks, clearance, cut, cut out, declasse, defrocking,
     degradation, demotion, depluming, deport, deportation,
     deported population, deportee, deprivation, deracine, derelict,
     detachment, diaspora, disbarment, discard, disfellowship,
     disjunction, dispersion, displace, displaced person, displacement,
     displuming, disposal, dispose of, disposition, dispossess,
     drive out, eject, ejection, elide, eliminate, elimination,
     emigrant, emigrate, emigration, emigre, eradicate, eradication,
     evacuate, evacue, evacuee, evict, evictee, exclude, exclusion,
     excommunicate, excommunication, expatriate, expatriation, expel,
     expellee, expulsion, extradite, extradition, foreign devil,
     foreigner, fugitate, fugitation, get quit of, get rid of,
     get shut of, gringo, immigrant, in-migrant, leper, liquidate,
     liquidation, maroon, migrant, migration, migrator,
     migratory worker, nonperson, ostracism, ostracization, ostracize,
     oust, out-migrant, out-migrate, out-migration, outcast,
     outcast of society, outcaste, outlander, outlaw, outlawing,
     outlawry, outsider, pariah, persona non grata, pick out, proscribe,
     purge, refugee, relegate, relegation, remigrate, remigration,
     removal, remove, riddance, root out, root up, rusticate,
     rustication, scattering, send away, send down, send to Coventry,
     separation, severance, snub, social outcast, spurn,
     stateless person, stranger, strike off, strike out, stripping,
     suspension, the Wandering Jew, throw over, throw overboard,
     thrust out, tramontane, transport, transportation, trekker,
     ultramontane, unacceptable person, undesirable, unfrocking,
     unperson, untouchable, wanderer, weed out, wetback, withdrawal

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) Of the kingdom of Israel. In the time of Pekah,
     Tiglath-pileser II. carried away captive into Assyria (2 Kings
     15:29; comp. Isa. 10:5, 6) a part of the inhabitants of Galilee
     and of Gilead (B.C. 741).
       After the destruction of Samaria (B.C. 720) by Shalmaneser and
     Sargon (q.v.), there was a general deportation of the Israelites
     into Mesopotamia and Media (2 Kings 17:6; 18:9; 1 Chr. 5:26).
       (2.) Of the kingdom of the two tribes, the kingdom of Judah.
     Nebuchadnezzar, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim (Jer. 25:1),
     invaded Judah, and carried away some royal youths, including
     Daniel and his companions (B.C. 606), together with the sacred
     vessels of the temple (2 Chr. 36:7; Dan. 1:2). In B.C. 598 (Jer.
     52:28; 2 Kings 24:12), in the beginning of Jehoiachin's reign (2
     Kings 24:8), Nebuchadnezzar carried away captive 3,023 eminent
     Jews, including the king (2 Chr. 36:10), with his family and
     officers (2 Kings 24:12), and a large number of warriors (16),
     with very many persons of note (14), and artisans (16), leaving
     behind only those who were poor and helpless. This was the first
     general deportation to Babylon.
       In B.C. 588, after the revolt of Zedekiah (q.v.), there was a
     second general deportation of Jews by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer.
     52:29; 2 Kings 25:8), including 832 more of the principal men of
     the kingdom. He carried away also the rest of the sacred vessels
     (2 Chr. 36:18). From this period, when the temple was destroyed
     (2 Kings 25:9), to the complete restoration, B.C. 517 (Ezra
     6:15), is the period of the "seventy years."
       In B.C. 582 occurred the last and final deportation. The
     entire number Nebuchadnezzar carried captive was 4,600 heads of
     families with their wives and children and dependants (Jer.
     52:30; 43:5-7; 2 Chr. 36:20, etc.). Thus the exiles formed a
     very considerable community in Babylon.
       When Cyrus granted permission to the Jews to return to their
     own land (Ezra 1:5; 7:13), only a comparatively small number at
     first availed themselves of the privilege. It cannot be
     questioned that many belonging to the kingdom of Israel
     ultimately joined the Jews under Ezra, Zerubbabel, and Nehemiah,
     and returned along with them to Jerusalem (Jer. 50:4, 5, 17-20,
       Large numbers had, however, settled in the land of Babylon,
     and formed numerous colonies in different parts of the kingdom.
     Their descendants very probably have spread far into Eastern
     lands and become absorbed in the general population. (See JUDAH,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXILE, civil law. The: interdiction of all places except one in which the 
  party is forced to make his residence. 
       2. This punishment did not deprive the sufferer of his right of 
  citizenship or of his property, unless the exile were perpetual, in which 
  case confiscation not unfrequently was a part of the sentence. Exile was 
  temporary or perpetual. Dig. 48, 22, 4; Code, 10, 59, 2. Exile differs from 
  deportation, (q.v.) and relegation. (q.v.) Vide, 2 Lev. 191; Co. Litt. 
  133, a. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  EXILE, n.  One who serves his country by residing abroad, yet is not
  an ambassador.
      An English sea-captain being asked if he had read "The Exile of
  Erin," replied:  "No, sir, but I should like to anchor on it."  Years
  afterwards, when he had been hanged as a pirate after a career of
  unparalleled atrocities, the following memorandum was found in the
  ship's log that he had kept at the time of his reply:
      Aug. 3d, 1842.  Made a joke on the ex-Isle of Erin.  Coldly
      received.  War with the whole world!

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