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 exile exile

noun

  • the act of expelling a person from their native land  ( deportation, exile, expatriation, transportation )
    the act of expelling a person from their native land
     men in exile dream of hope
    men in exile dream of hope
     his deportation to a penal colony
    his deportation to a penal colony
     the expatriation of wealthy farmers
    the expatriation of wealthy farmers
     the sentence was one of transportation for life
    the sentence was one of transportation for life
  • a person who is expelled from home or country by authority  ( exile, deportee )
    a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
  • a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country  ( exile, expat, expatriate )
    a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
     American expatriates
    American expatriates
  • verb

  • () expel from a country  ( deport, expatriate, exile )
    expel from a country
     The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions
    The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions