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BAN'ISH, verb transitive

1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the prince or government, either for life or for a limited time. It is common for Russians to be banished to Siberia.

2. To drive away; to compel to depart; as, to banish sorrow.

3. To quit one's country voluntarily, and with a view to reside abroad; as, he banished himself.