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exilenoun

uk   us   /ˈek.saɪl/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪl/
C2 [U] the ​condition of someone being ​sent or ​kept away from ​their own ​country, ​village, etc., ​especially for ​politicalreasons: The ​king went into exile because of the ​politicalsituation in his ​country. The ​deposedleaders are ​currently in exile in the ​neighbouringcountry. [C] a ​person who is ​sent or ​kept away from ​their own ​country, etc.
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exileverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈek.saɪl/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪl/
exiled
adjective uk   us   /-saɪld/ /-zaɪld/
the exiled ​king
(Definition of exile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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exileverb [T]

 us   /ˈeɡ·zɑɪl, ˈek·sɑɪl/
to ​send or ​keep someone away from his or her own ​country or ​home, esp. for ​politicalreasons

exilenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈeɡ·zɑɪl, ˈek·sɑɪl/
the ​condition being exiled, or a ​person who is exiled: [C] Many Cuban exiles ​live in Florida.
(Definition of exile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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