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Definition 1: rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for banishment in the sense of this definition

(banishment is a kind of ...) the act of rejecting something

"his proposals were met with rejection"

(... is a kind of banishment ) the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed

(... is a kind of banishment ) the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law

(... is a kind of banishment ) the act of forcing out someone or something

"the ejection of troublemakers by the police" "the child's expulsion from school"

(... is a kind of banishment ) the act of expelling a person from their native land

"men in exile dream of hope" "his deportation to a penal colony" "the expatriation of wealthy farmers" "the sentence was one of transportation for life"

(... is a kind of banishment ) the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society

(... is a kind of banishment ) mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position

"he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"

(... is a kind of banishment ) banishment into the country

Definition 2: the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where banishment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry

Synonyms for banishment in the sense of this definition

(banishment is a kind of ...) the state of being excluded

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