ETYM Old Eng. exil, from Latin exilium, exsilium, from exsuil one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil.
1. Expelled from home or country by authority; SYN. deportee.
2. The act of expelling a person from their native land; SYN. deportation, expatriation.
3. Voluntarily absent from home or country; SYN. expatriate.
To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.