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English definition of “exile”

exile

verb [T]     /ˈek.saɪl/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪl/
to send someone away from their own country , village , etc., especially for political reasons : The monarch was exiled because of the coup .Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave exiled     /-saɪld/ /-zaɪld/ adjective the exiled king Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave
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