Meaning of “exile” in the English Dictionary

"exile" in English

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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/
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)

"exile" in American English

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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)