Banishment

  • 1 BANISHMENT — BANISHMENT, a form of punishment widely imposed throughout the ancient world. India, the Greek cities, the Roman republic, and the Teutonic peoples all used this practice to rid themselves of undesirables, ranging from criminals   to political… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Banishment — Ban ish*ment, n. [Cf. F. bannissement.] The act of banishing, or the state of being banished. [1913 Webster] He secured himself by the banishment of his enemies. Johnson. [1913 Webster] Round the wide world in banishment we roam. Dryden. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 banishment — I noun deportation, discharge, dismissal, displacement, ejection, eviction, excommunication, exile, exilement, expatriation, expulsion, extradition, interdictio aquae et ignis, involuntary exile, ostracism, ostracization, ousting, outlawry,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Banishment — may refer to* The Banishment, a 2008 film by Andrey Zvyagintsev * Exile …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 banishment — c.1500, from BANISH (Cf. banish) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 banishment — [[t]bæ̱nɪʃmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N prep Banishment is the act of banishing someone or the state of being banished. ...banishment to Devil s Island . ...banishment from political and industrial life …

    English dictionary

  • 7 banishment — noun /ˈbænɪʃmənt/ a) The act of banishing. The judge pronounced banishment upon the war criminal. b) The state of being banished, exile. He has been in banishment from his home country for well over four years. Syn: exile …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 banishment — banish ► VERB 1) make (someone) leave a place, especially as an official punishment. 2) get rid of; drive away. DERIVATIVES banishment noun. ORIGIN Old French banir …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 banishment — noun see banish …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 banishment — See banisher. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 banishment — Synonyms and related words: ban, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, boycott, boycottage, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displacement, displuming, exclusion, excommunication,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 banishment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. expatriation, deportation, expulsion; see exile 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Enforced removal from one s native country by official decree: deportation, exile, expatriation, extradition, ostracism, transportation. See …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 banishment — ban·ish·ment || bænɪʃmÉ™nt n. exile; expulsion …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 banishment — n. Exile, expatriation, ostracism, expulsion, proscription …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 banishment — n 1. exile, relegation, proscription, expatriation, deportation, transportation; expulsion, ejection, ouster, ousting; excommunication, disfellow ship. 2. ostracism, exclusion, removal, separation, segregation; repudiation, rejection, abandonment …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 banishment — ban·ish·ment …

    English syllables

  • 17 banishment — See: banish …

    English dictionary

  • 18 banishment —   Kipaku i nā āina ē …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 19 banishment — A punishment inflicted upon criminals, by compelling them to leave a country for a specified period of time, or for life. Synonymous with exilement or deportation, importing a compulsory loss of one s country. See also deportation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 banishment — The removal, expulsion, or deportation of a person from a country by the political authority thereof on the ground of expediency. The better use of the word appears to exclude its employment in the sense of transportation or exile by way of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary