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EXILE, civil law. The: interdiction of all places except one in which the party is forced to make his residence.
     2. This punishment did not deprive the sufferer of his right of citizenship or of his property, unless the exile were perpetual, in which case confiscation not unfrequently was a part of the sentence. Exile was temporary or perpetual. Dig. 48, 22, 4; Code, 10, 59, 2. Exile differs from deportation, (q.v.) and relegation. (q.v.) Vide, 2 Lev. 191; Co. Litt. 133, a.

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By some papers of her father which fell into her hands she heard of the exile of her lover and learnt the name of the spot where he then resided.
Now, the Big-endian exiles have found so much credit in the emperor of Blefuscu's court, and so much private assistance and encouragement from their party here at home, that a bloody war has been carried on between the two empires for six-and-thirty moons, with various success; during which time we have lost forty capital ships, and a much a greater number of smaller vessels, together with thirty thousand of our best seamen and soldiers; and the damage received by the enemy is reckoned to be somewhat greater than ours.
Prying busybodies thrust their heads into the circle wherever two or three of the exiles were conversing together.
But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.
Pray Heaven that no family in Boston turned one of these poor exiles from their door
The exiles grew old in the British provinces, and never saw Acadia again.
In Anglophone West Africa, the factors that initiate and perpetuate exile are mainly economic and political.
He describes the difficulty of exile and asserts that "the Cold War provided the historical backdrop for understanding how the twenty-one people at the core of this research transformed from active members of Chilean society to exiles in a country that was physically distant, largely unknown, and only grudgingly welcome.
Exile in this article has been defined as a "condition" or "process" (1) that is both historically and contextually specific, associated with forced separation, physical "banishment," and geographical dislocation compelled by a political regime.
They're shifting to another favorite image from Scripture--that of the Babylonian exile, preparing, as the ancient Judeans did, to preserve their faith in a hostile world.
Among the significant tools the exhibition uses in achieving its goals are the old suitcases which are installed at the center of the exhibition venue to refer to the notions of leaving a place and exile, thus helping the visitors to empathize with the exiled ystanbul Greeks.
June 20, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - As the globe marks World Refugee Day on Thursday, an international press freedom group, said that the number of journalists from East African countries fleeing into exile remains on the rise.