1. [ noun ] the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
Synonyms: coventry banishment

"the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"

Related terms: exclusion banish ostracize
2. [ noun ] the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
Related terms: ejection banish ostracize
Similar spelling:   ostracise