banishment banishment  /ˈbæ nɪʃ mənt/


  1. (n) the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
  2. (n) rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone



  1. The banishment cost him his fighting prime.
  2. Lately, following his censorship dustup with CBS and the network's subsequent banishment of his music and comedy series, it has seemed rather out of place.
  3. Their banishment, in this fine, supremely Russian film, could be from Eden.


  1. First look: Can iOS 7 give Apple back its mojo?

    Back in February this year I wrote, ìA new design and look for iOS will be nice (as will the banishment of skeumorphism), buy in many ways it is not essential from the perspective of pure functionality.î It would seem that this is indeed the approach that Sir Jony Ive and the design and software engineering teams have taken with the new iOS 7 beta. With iOS 7, the iPhone still functions in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MacNN

  2. Gordon's long-term future is in question

    Josh Gordon's two-game suspension is minor when you consider the consequences of the Cleveland Browns wide receiver's next mistake. According to The Plain Dealer, Gordon faces a one-year banishment from the NFL if he fails another drug test. This means the Browns have to re-evaluate the long-term future of Gordon, and as a result, their entire wide receiver position. No one is suggesting that ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. 150 YEARS AGO: Boonville woman claiming to be British subject could not claim neutrality, officer says

    ST. LOUIS — A Boonville woman claiming protection from banishment because she was a British subject had forfeited her claim to neutrality by traveling to and remaining in Arkansas for more than a year
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Columbia Daily Tribune


  1. "The severity of deportation - the equivalent of banishment or exile - only underscores how critical it is for counsel to inform her noncitizen client that he faces a risk of deportation," said Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the opinion...
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Washington Post

  2. "If BJP's Varun Gandhi merely uttered something in an aggressive manner in interests of Hindus, the so-called secular elements demanded his banishment from poll arena," Thackeray, whose party is contesting 22 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, said.
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Bal Thackeray Source: Times of India

  3. At the news conference in New York announcing Rose's "banishment for life," then-Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti said he believed Rose bet on baseball, including on the Reds.
    on Dec 31, 2003 By: Bart Giamatti Source:

Word of the Day
repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /