To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
Origin of Banish
From Old French banir (“to proclaim, ban, banish”) and Old English bannan, Proto-Germanic *bannaną (“curse, forbid”). Compare to French bannir.
Middle English banishen from Old French banir baniss- of Germanic origin bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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