Part of speech: noun

Exile; expulsion.

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Usage examples "banishment":

  1. In that conversation he was careful to adhere to his brother's wish not to reveal to her that that brother's deep affection for herself had been the cause of his banishment. - "A Very Naughty Girl", L. T. Meade.
  2. The reason that the city would perish immediately with the banishment of money is that the city would be unable to purchase food. - "Down-with-the-Cities", Nakashima, Tadashi.
  3. Bart's banishment coming first served as a target for the fire of the gossip some days before Jane's decision had reached the ears of the villagers. - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.