banishment vs ostracism what difference

what is difference between banishment and ostracism

English

Etymology

From banish +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbænɪʃmənt/
  • Hyphenation: ban‧ish‧ment

Noun

banishment (countable and uncountable, plural banishments)

  1. The act of banishing.
    The judge pronounced banishment upon the war criminal.
  2. The state of being banished, exile.
    He has been in banishment from his home country for well over four years.

Synonyms

  • exile

Translations



English

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek ὀστρακισμός (ostrakismós, banishment by means of voting with pot shards), from ὀστρακίζω (ostrakízō, ostracize) + -ισμός (-ismós, -ism), from ὄστρακον (óstrakon, clay pot).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒstɹəsɪz(ə)m/

Noun

ostracism (countable and uncountable, plural ostracisms)

  1. (historical) In ancient Athens (and some other cities), the temporary banishment by popular vote of a citizen considered dangerous to the state. [from 16th c.]
  2. (figuratively) Banishment by some general consent. [from 17th c.]
  3. Temporary exclusion from a community or society.

Synonyms

  • (exclusion): ostracization, shunning, petalism

Derived terms

  • ostracize, ostracise

Translations

See also

  • send to Coventry

Anagrams

  • Castroism, Croatisms, Socratism, microsats, rotacisms

Romanian

Etymology

From French ostracisme

Noun

ostracism n (uncountable)

  1. ostracism

Declension


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