verb (used with object)
to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile: He was banished to Devil's Island.
to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away: to banish sorrow.

1275–1325; Middle English banisshen < Anglo-French, Old French baniss-, long stem of banir < Frankish *bannjan to proclaim, akin to ban1

banisher, noun
banishment, noun
nonbanishment, noun
probanishment, adjective
self-banished, adjective
self-banishment, noun
unbanished, adjective

1. exile, expatriate, outlaw; deport. Unabridged
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banish (ˈbænɪʃ)
1.  to expel from a place, esp by an official decree as a punishment
2.  to drive away: to banish gloom
[C14: from Old French banir, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ban]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., banischen, from banniss-, extended stem of O.Fr. banir "announce, proclaim; levy; forbid; banish, proclaim an outlaw," from Frankish *bannjan "to order or prohibit under penalty," or from V.L. cognate *bannire (see bandit). Related: Banishment (c.1500).
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Example sentences
The overall spirit of the festival proved to be an outstanding celebratory
  triumph, aimed to banish the shadows of oppression.
If you miss out, you'll have to wait nearly a year to see the moon banish the
  sun in real-time.
Had to banish myself from that site forever a few days after.
Banish dark mood spells by implanting a neural pacemaker.
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