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Definition of exile noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɛksaɪl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] the state of being sent to live in another country that is not your own, especially for political reasons or as a punishment to be/live in exile to be forced/sent into exile to go into exile a place of exile He returned after 40 years of exile.
  2. 2[countable] a person who chooses or is forced to live away from his or her own country political exiles a tax exile (= a rich person who moves to another country where taxes are lower)
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