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Meaning of BANISHMENT

Pronunciation:  b'anishmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  2. [n]  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"
 

BANISHMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: Coventry, ostracism, proscription
 
 See Also: anathematisation, anathematization, deportation, disbarment, ejection, excision, exclusion, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion, rejection, relegation, riddance, rustication, transportation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ban, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, boycott, boycottage, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displacement, displuming, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion, extradition, fugitation, ostracism, ostracization, outlawing, outlawry, proscription, relegation, rustication, stripping, transportation, unfrocking
 

 

 

 

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