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banishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbæn.ɪʃ/
to ​send someone away, ​especially from ​theircountry, and not ​allow them to come back: He was banished to an ​uninhabitedisland for a ​year. They were banished (= ​sent out) from the ​library for making a ​noise. to get ​rid of something ​completely: Try to banish all ​thoughts of ​revenge fromyourmind.
banishment
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of banish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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banishverb [T]

 us   /ˈbæn·ɪʃ/
to ​send someone away and ​forbid the ​person to come back: He was banished from his sister's ​house. To banish is also to get ​rid of: Their ​goal is to banish ​warforever.
(Definition of banish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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