What does the word banishment mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by F. Hopkinson Smith