Ostracism is defined as the act of excluding someone from a group.(noun)
When one kid in the class is never invited to parties or allowed to sit with the others at lunch, this is an example of ostracism.
See ostracism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr ostrakismos < ostrakizein: see ostracize
See ostracism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French ostracisme
Origin: , from Greek ostrakismos
Origin: , from ostrakizein, to ostracize; see ostracize.
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