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Meaning of banish

ban•ish

Pronunciation: (ban'ish), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile: He was banished to Devil's Island.
  2. to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away: to banish sorrow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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