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banishment

[ ban-ish-muhnt ]
/ ˈbæn ɪʃ mənt /
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Definition of banishment

noun
expulsion from a country, place, or position by authoritative decree, or the state of having been expelled: A royal proclamation ordered the banishment of all priests from the city.The team’s wide receiver flunked another drug test and will now be subject to a one-year banishment, according to league sources.
the act of driving away, or the state of having been sent away or driven out:We strive for the preservation of peace and the banishment of tyranny and slavery from the earth.The decades after World War II were marked not by disarmament and the banishment of war but by ceaseless confrontation and the division of the world into hostile blocs.
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Origin of banishment

OTHER WORDS FROM banishment

non·ban·ish·ment, nounpro·ban·ish·ment, nounself-ban·ish·ment, noun

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