Definition of Banishment

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Coventry, Ostracism
Generic synonyms: Exclusion
Derivative terms: Banish, Ostracise, Ostracise, Ostracize, Ostracize



2. Noun. Rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone.

Definition of Banishment

1. n. The act of banishing, or the state of being banished.

Definition of Banishment

1. Noun. The act of banishing. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being banished, exile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banishment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Banishment

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banishable
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banishment (current term)
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banjo
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banjo enclosures
banjo eyes

Literary usage of Banishment

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1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"The Date of Ovid's banishment, by Dr. WS Burrage, of Harvard University. ... 5, 6, 13, 14), his banishment cannot have taken place before the last part of ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"... and the holding of several Banish- synods to discuss the points at issue.1 We may see a Earl Oslac. similar influence at work in the banishment of Earl ..."

3. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1905)
"At last, in October, they were condemned to perpetual banishment. As they went down to the boat, ... In prison and in banishment He who banishment J ..."

4. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"banishment is a similar expulsion, with a mark of infamy annexed.* Both may be for a limited time, or for ever. If an exile, or banished man, ..."

5. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"Another said, 'I meet to worship the eternal God in spirit, as he persuades my heart and conscience ; and must I be condemned to- banishment for that? ..."

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