1. the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

Similar word(s): coventry, ostracism

Definition categories: state, exclusion

2. rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

Similar word(s): proscription

Definition categories: act, rejection

Sentences with banishment as a noun:

- The judge pronounced banishment upon the war criminal.

- He has been in banishment from his home country for well over four years.