Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of banishing or compelling a citizen to leave his country or place of residence by political or judicial authority.
  • noun The state of being banished; enforced absence; expulsion; exile, in either a legal or a general sense: as, banishment from thy presence is worse than death.
  • noun The act of driving away or dispelling: as, the banishment of care from the mind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of banishing, or the state of being banished.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of banishing.
  • noun The state of being banished, exile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  • noun the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

Etymologies

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From banish +‎ -ment.

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