Definition of internal exile in English:

internal exile

Syllabification: in·ter·nal ex·ile


  • Penal banishment from a part of one’s own country.
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    • In the Soviet era, political purges killed millions and sent millions more to hard labor or internal exile.
    • Many of these were intellectuals, who had suffered imprisonment and internal exile or lived for periods abroad, whose values were very different from those of plebeian incomers.
    • Prison was followed by internal exile and attempted suicide.

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