what is difference between banishment and ostracism
From banish + -ment.
- IPA(key): /ˈbænɪʃmənt/
- Hyphenation: ban‧ish‧ment
banishment (countable and uncountable, plural banishments)
- The act of banishing.
- The judge pronounced banishment upon the war criminal.
- The state of being banished, exile.
- He has been in banishment from his home country for well over four years.
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”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒstɹəsɪz(ə)m/
ostracism (countable and uncountable, plural ostracisms)
- (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.]
- (figuratively) Banishment by some general consent. [from 17th c.]
- Temporary exclusion from a community or society.
- (exclusion): ostracization, shunning, petalism
- ostracize, ostracise
- send to Coventry
- Castroism, Croatisms, Socratism, microsats, rotacisms
From French ostracisme
ostracism n (uncountable)