Definition of ostracism in English:

ostracism

Line breaks: os¦tra|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəsɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 2(In ancient Greece) temporary banishment from a city by popular vote: the ostracism of Thucydides
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    • After the ostracism of Thucydides the oligarchic movement went underground and some of the political clubs became centres of revolutionary agitation.

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