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EX'ILE, n. eg'zile. L. exilium, exul The word is probably compounded of ex and a root in Sl, signifying to depart, or cut off, to separate, or the thrust away, perhaps L. salio.

1. Banishment the state of being expelled from one's native country or place of residence by authority, and forbid to return, either for a limited time or for perpetuity.
2. An abandonment of one's country, or removal to a foreign country for residence, through fear, disgust or resentment, or for any cause distinct from business, is called a voluntary exile, as is also a separation from one's country and friends by distress or necessity.
3. The person banished, or expelled from his country by authority also, one who abandons his country and resides in another or one who is separated from his country and friends by necessity.

EX'ILE, To banish, as a person from his country or from a particular jurisdiction by authority, with a prohibition of return to drive away, expel or transport from one's country.

1. To drive from one's country by misfortune, necessity or distress.

To exile one's self, is to quit one's country with a view not to return

EX'ILE, a. eg'zil, L. exilis. Slender thin fine.

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Entry for 'Exile'. King James Dictionary.

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