- Exile is defined as being away or restricted from coming to a certain place, usually as a result of a punishment.
- An example of exile is when a person is barred from coming back to his country because of crimes committed.
- An example of exile is when you are sent to your room to be by yourself.
- The definition of exile is to send someone away or ban him from coming to his country.
An example of exile is when you send your child to his room or exile him to his room for being bad.
- a prolonged living away from one's country, community, etc., usually enforced; banishment, sometimes self-imposed
- a person in exile
- the span of time in exile
Origin of exileMiddle English and Old French exil from Classical Latin exilium from exul, an exile, one banished from ex-, out + Indo-European base an unverified form al-, to wander aimlessly from source Classical Greek alaomai, I wander, am banished
transitive verb-·iled·, -·il·ing
- taking refuge: a government in exile
- a. The condition or period of being forced to live away from one's native country or home, especially as a punishment.b. The condition or period of self-imposed absence from one's country or home: a writer living in exile in protest.
- One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
transitive verbex·iled, ex·il·ing, ex·iles
Origin of exileMiddle English exil from Old French from Latin exilium from exul, exsul exiled person, wanderer
- ex·il′ic ex·il′ian
- The state of being banished from one's home or country.
- He lived in exile.
- They chose exile rather than assimilation.
- Someone who is banished from one's home or country.
- She lived as an exile.
(third-person singular simple present exiles, present participle exiling, simple past and past participle exiled)
- To send into exile.
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