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Noun: banishment  ba-nish-munt
  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 banishment";
    - ostracism, Coventry
  2. Rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
    - proscription

Derived forms: banishments

Type of: exclusion, rejection

Encyclopedia: Banishment