from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of banishing.
  • n. The state of being banished, exile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of banishing or compelling a citizen to leave his country or place of residence by political or judicial authority.
  • n. The state of being banished; enforced absence; expulsion; exile, in either a legal or a general sense: as, banishment from thy presence is worse than death.
  • n. The act of driving away or dispelling: as, the banishment of care from the mind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  • n. the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)


From banish +‎ -ment. (Wiktionary)



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