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noun (plural: exiles)
  1. The state of being banished from one's home or country.
he lived in exile.
they chose exile rather than assimilation.
  1. Someone who is banished from one's home or country.
he lived as an exile.
verb (exil, ing)
  1. To send into exile.
    Etymology: Middle English exil, from Old French essil, exil, from Latin exsilium, exilium "state of exile", derived from exsul, exul "exiled person".

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