N: 1. Past participle, adjective and noun.
From the verb exile (c. 1300, from Old French essillier “exile, banish, expel, drive off” (12c.), from Late Latin exilare/exsilare, from Latin exilium/exsilium “banishment, exile; place of exile,” from exul “banished person,” from ex “away”; In ancient times folk etymology derived the second element from Latin solum “soil.” Related: Exiled; exiling).
2. Leaving aside legal definitions mostly used by governments, issues of definition include individual motivation, self-concept, and some objective conditions of life. One’s motives for leaving one’s country are key to subsequently thinking of oneself as either an exile or an immigrant, and must be so understood. cursory review of the factors that define either exiles or immigrants suggests that it is difficult to disentangle the highly subjective elements that shape the decision to leave one’s country. Departing for strange country is one element that exiles and immigrants have in common, but
qualitative differences define each role.
3. exile means also a person who is in exile.
4. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention, among others, the movie Fong juk (Exiled) directed by Johnnie To in 2006.
S: 1. OED – https://bit.ly/2RTPxtU (last access: 10 February 2017). 2. ScholRepos – https://bit.ly/2B1Eu7d (last access: 10 February 2017). 3. MW – https://bit.ly/2WmFkof (last access: 10 February 2017). 4. Filmaffinity – https://bit.ly/2CLADeO (last access: 10 February 2017).
SYN: exile (context)