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Civil law. The interdiction of all places except one in which the party is forced to make his residence. Expulsion from a country. Forced banishment. This punishment did not deprive the sufferer of his right of citizenship or of his property, unless the exile was perpetual, in which case confiscation frequently was a part of the sentence. Exile was temporary or perpetual. Exile differs from deportation, and relegation.


 - n. Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country. The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home.


Syn. - Banishment; proscription; expulsion.


 - vb. To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.


Syn. - See Banish. - adj. Small; slender; thin; fine.

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