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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
(Definition of exile from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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