ostracism definition

  • noun:
    • The work of banishing or excluding.
    • Banishment or exclusion from a group; disgrace.
    • In Athens as well as other places of old Greece, the temporary banishment by well-known vote of a citizen considered dangerous toward state.
    • Exclusion from a residential area or society.
    • Banishment by well-known vote, -- a way adopted at Athens to rid the city of someone whose talent and impact provided umbrage.
    • Banishment; exclusion.
    • a governmental measure used under constraints of legislation among the ancient Athenians, by which residents whose existence seemed awkward towards condition had been banished by community vote for a term of 10 years, with keep to return into enjoyment of these estates at the end of the time scale.
    • ergo Banishment as a whole; expulsion; split: because, social ostracism (banishment from good community).
    • the act of excluding some body from community by basic permission
    • hawaii to be banished or ostracized (omitted from society by general permission)

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