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Synonyms and Antonyms of banishment

  1. the forced removal from a homeland <some members of the tribe of Native Americans believe they are still owed compensation for their banishment from their homeland> Synonyms exile, deportation, displacement, expatriation, expulsion, relegationRelated Words ostracism; extradition; diaspora, dispersion, scattering; emigration, migration; evacuation; ethnic cleansing, transportation; dispossession, ejection, ousterNear Antonyms repatriation, return; immigration

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