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exile

noun
 
 
/ˈeksaɪl, ˈeɡzaɪl/
SITUATION [U] a situation in which someone has to leave their home and live in another country, often for political reasons: He spent the war years in exile in New York. The King was forced into exile.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave
PERSON [C] someone who is forced to live in another country: She lived the rest of her life as an exile in the UK.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leaveRunaways and refugees
exile verb [T] to force someone to leave their home and live in another country, often for political reasonsPunishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave exiled adjective
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