self-exile

[ self-eg-zahyl, -ek-sahyl, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈɛg zaɪl, -ˈɛk saɪl, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

a state of exile imposed by oneself.
a person who lives voluntarily as an exile.

Origin of self-exile

First recorded in 1820–30
Related formsself-ex·iled, adjective
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