ostracism

Definition of ostracism

os´tra`cism
n.1.(Gr. Antiq.) Banishment by popular vote, - a means adopted at Athens to rid the city of a person whose talent and influence gave umbrage.
2.Banishment; exclusion; as, social ostracism.
Public envy is as an ostracism, that eclipseth men when they grow too great.
- Bacon.
Sentenced to a perpetual ostracism from the . . . confidence, and honors, and emoluments of his country.
- A. Hamilton.

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