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  • n. One who is banished; an exile; outcast; fugitive.
  • v. To drive away, chase off; to banish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To banish; to drive out; to expel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See fleem.
  • n. See fleam.

Etymologies

From Middle English, from Old English flīema ("fugitive, exile, outlaw"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English flemen, from Old English flȳman, flīeman ("to put to flight, drive away, banish"), from flēam ("flight"). (Wiktionary)

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