'Banishment' definitions:

Definition of 'banishment'

(from WordNet)
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, Coventry]
Rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone [syn: banishment, proscription]

Definition of 'Banishment'

  • Banishment \Ban"ish*ment\, n. [Cf. F. bannissement.] The act of banishing, or the state of being banished. [1913 Webster]
  • He secured himself by the banishment of his enemies. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
  • Round the wide world in banishment we roam. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Expatriation; ostracism; expulsion; proscription; exile; outlawry. [1913 Webster]

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