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exilenoun

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

uk   /ˈek.saɪl/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪl/ us   /ˈek.saɪl/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪl/
exiled
adjective uk   /ˈek.saɪld/ /ˈeɡ.zaɪld/ us   /ˈek.saɪld/ /ˈeɡ.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 political reasons

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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