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Definition of "exile" [ex•ile]

  • Enforced removal from one's native country. (noun)
  • Self-imposed absence from one's country. (noun)
  • The condition or a period of living away from one's native country. (noun)
  • One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence. (noun)
  • To send into exile; banish. See Synonyms at banish. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exile" in a sentence
  • "The Prophet said, _Islam began in exile and it will end in exile_. ""
  • "The cheney presidency in exile is giving us a taste of what unfettered political power has to do when they attempt to defend their promotion of uncontrolled big business and profit taking during an unnecessary war of choice."
  • "Palmer, a journalist, first learned about these witches in exile from a 2004 human rights report."