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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banishment  \Ban"ish*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  bannissement.] 
  The  act  of  banishing,  or  the  state  of  being  banished. 
 
  He  secured  himself  by  the  banishment  of  his  enemies. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  Round  the  wide  world  in  banishment  we  roam.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Expatriation;  ostracism;  expulsion;  proscription;  exile; 
  outlawry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  banishment 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  banished  or  ostracized  (excluded  from 
  society  by  general  consent)  [syn:  {ostracism}] 
  2:  the  act  of  banishing  someone  [syn:  {proscription}] 




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