Exile : Definition


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Pronunciation : Ex"ile
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. exil, fr. L. exilium, exsilium, fr. exsuil one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil; ex out + solum ground, land, soil, or perh. fr.the root of salire to leap, spring; cf. F. exil. Cf. Sole of the foot, Saltation.]
Definition : 1. 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. Let them be recalled from their exile. Shak.

2. The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home. Thou art in exile, and thou must not stay. Shak.

Syn. -- Banishment; proscription; expulsion.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ex"ile v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Exiling.]
Definition : Defn: To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away. "Exiled from eternal God." Tennyson. Calling home our exiled friends abroad. Shak.

Syn. -- See Banish.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ex*ile"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. exilis.]
Definition : Defn: Small; slender; thin; fine. [Obs.] "An exile sound." Bacon.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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