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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]