exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation

(noun) the act of expelling a person from their native land; “men in exile dream of hope”; “his deportation to a penal colony”; “the expatriation of wealthy farmers”; “the sentence was one of transportation for life”

exile, deportee

(noun) a person who is expelled from home or country by authority

exile, expatriate, expat

(noun) a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country; “American expatriates”

expatriate, deport, exile

(verb) expel from a country; “The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government’s actions”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



exile (countable and uncountable, plural exiles)

(uncountable) The state of being banished from one's home or country.

Synonym: banishment

(countable) Someone who is banished from their home or country.

Synonyms: expatriate, expat


exile (third-person singular simple present exiles, present participle exiling, simple past and past participle exiled)

(transitive) To send into exile.

Synonyms: banish, forban


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Source: Wiktionary

Ex"ile, n. Etym: [OE. exil, fr. L. exilium, exsilium, fr. exsuil one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil; ex out + solum ground, land, soil, or perh. fr.the root of salire to leap, spring; cf. F. exil. Cf. Sole of the foot, Saltation.]

1. Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country. Let them be recalled from their exile. Shak.

2. The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home. Thou art in exile, and thou must not stay. Shak.


– Banishment; proscription; expulsion.

Ex"ile v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Exiling.]

Definition: To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away. "Exiled from eternal God." Tennyson. Calling home our exiled friends abroad. Shak.


– See Banish.

Ex*ile", a. Etym: [L. exilis.]

Definition: Small; slender; thin; fine. [Obs.] "An exile sound." Bacon.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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