Ban·ish·ment n. 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.
n 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 Coventry" [syn: ostracism, Coventry]
2: rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing
someone [syn: proscription]