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Noun: ostracism  'ós-tru,si-zum
  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 ostracism";
    - banishment, Coventry
  2. The act of excluding someone from society by general consent

Derived forms: ostracisms

Type of: ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance

Encyclopedia: Ostracism