verb (used with object)
Origin of banish
Examples from the Web for banishment
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.
Second offenses would be punished by banishment…that could be appealed after one year.
Hard to say if the banishment will make any impact on the outcome on the medal stand.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.|Kevin Bleyer|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I truly thought my banishment would only last for a month or so,” she writes.‘Banished’ Lauren Drain on Growing Up in the Westboro Baptist Church|David Sessions|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is the GOP becoming a smaller tent where dissent is grounds for banishment?
The king has gone to a banishment far across the sea, the ministers are either banished or powerless for good or evil.The Soul of a People|H. Fielding
I am permitted on the highest authority to assure you that your banishment will be but short.The Orange Girl|Walter Besant
As it was, it took the strongest influence—Masonic, press and other—to save him from banishment.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
Meanwhile sentences of banishment and persecution of all sorts befel the Guelphs.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History|Pasquale Villari
Embassies, special missions, banishment, were alleged to the Grand Duchess as the causes of their departure.Tales from Blackwood|Various
Word Origin for banish
late 14c., banischen, from banniss-, extended stem of Old French banir "announce, proclaim; levy; forbid; banish, proclaim an outlaw," from a Germanic source (perhaps Frankish *bannjan "to order or prohibit under penalty"), or from Vulgar Latin cognate *bannire (see bandit). Related: Banished; banishing.