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exile

noun     /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.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave [C] a person who is sent or kept away from their own country, etc. → See also tax exilePunishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leaveEvicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
(Definition of exile noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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