banishment


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

banishment:

see exileexile,
removal of a national from his or her country, or the civilized parts of it, for a long period of time or for life. Exile may be a forceful expulsion by the government or a voluntary removal by the citizen, sometimes in order to escape punishment.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Banishment

Acadians
America’s lost tribe; suffered expulsion under British. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 2; Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Hart, 263]
Adam and Eve
banished from the Garden of Eden for eating forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 3:23–24]
anemone
ordered from Flora’s court. [Gk. Myth.: Flora Symbolica, 172]
Bolingbroke, Henry
banished, along with Mowbray, by King Richard. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard II]
Cain
cast out from homeland for murdering Abel. [O.T.: Genesis 4:12]
Devil’s Island
former French penal colony off French Guiana. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 754]
Elba
site of Napoleon’s first exile (1814). [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 854]
fire and water
Roman symbol of exile. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 451]
Hagar and Ishmael
Sarah orders Abraham to drive them out. [O.T.: Genesis 21:9–13]
Ivanhoe
disinherited by father, Cedric the Saxon. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
Jenik
banished by jealous stepmother. [Czech. Opera: Smetana, Bartered Bride, Westerman, 404]
Nolan, Philip
treasonous man sentenced to live remainder of life at sea. [Am. Lit.: Man Without a Country]
Oedipus
exiles himself for killing father and marrying mother. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Patmos
island of exile for St. John. [N.T.: Revelation 1:9]
Posthumus
marries Cymbeline’s daughter; Cymbeline banishes him. [Br. Lit.: Cymbeline]
Pride’s Purge
Cromwell’s ejection of royalist MPs (1648). [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 871]
Rosalind
her sylvan exile sets scene for comedy. [Br. Lit.: As You Like It]
Saint Helena
place of Napoleon’s second exile (1815). [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 2397]
Siberia
place of banishment and exile. [Geography. NCE, 2509–2510]
Trail of Tears
forced march of 18,000 Cherokees westward to Indian Territory (Oklahoma); 4,000 die of disease and exposure (winter, 1838–1839). [Am. Hist.: EB, 2: 808]
Tristram
expelled from Cornwall by King Mark for ten years. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Untouchables
lowest caste in India; social outcasts. [Ind. Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1118]
References in periodicals archive ?
or deterrence: banishment does indeed take something of value from
Yet there's no evidence that banishment has any deterrent value.
A councillor will bring forward the BCR for banishment.
Euthanasia and banishment aren't on the table here," said Ms.
Bharat worshipped the slippers till Lord Ram's return from the banishment.
According to the leaders of Ulm in the early modern period, banishment of the malcontents would not only free up jail space but also keep bad influences away from the populace.
Where a sentence of banishment was imposed, the home government's attitude was the exact opposite, taking steps to ensure that the person so condemned not return from exile.
He shouldn't be eating cookies at all--he's gluten intolerant," said one elf who asked to remain anonymous for fear of banishment from the Pole.
But if shame will not encourage the banishment of inequality from 21st-Century Britain, perhaps the grave threat it poses to the way people want to live, will.
But despite some tough times during his five-week stay - like being sent to Banishment Bay for laziness - he added: "I got a hell of a lot more out of it than I ever thought.
So banishment to Gehenna then, like global warming now, could be reversed.
Even the exceptional case of wealthy merchant Ichikawa Rokubei's wife, who in 1681 apparently tried publicly to upstage the shogun with a display of grandeur as he passed through the streets in procession, resulted in banishment from Edo and confiscation of family property--a severe penalty, but not a death sentence.