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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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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