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Exile vs. Oust — What's the Difference?

Exile vs. Oust — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Exile and Oust

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Exile

To be in exile means to be forced away from one's home (i.e. village, town, city, state, province, territory or even country) and unable to return.
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Oust

The Oust (French pronunciation: ​[ust]; Breton: Oud) is a river in Brittany, France, right tributary of the Vilaine. It is 145 km (90 mi) long.
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Exile

The condition or period of being forced to live away from one's native country or home, especially as a punishment.
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Oust

To eject from a position or place; force out
"the American Revolution, which ousted the English" (Virginia S. Eifert).
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Exile

The condition or period of self-imposed absence from one's country or home
A writer living in exile in protest.
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Oust

(Law) To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
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Exile

One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
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Oust

(transitive) To expel; to remove.
The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.
The CEO was ousted by the board of directors.
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Exile

To send into exile; banish
The royal family was exiled after the uprising.
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Oust

See Oast.
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Exile

(uncountable) The state of being banished from one's home or country.
He lived in exile.
They chose exile rather than assimilation.
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Oust

To take away; to remove.
Multiplication of actions upon the case were rare, formerly, and thereby wager of law ousted.
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Exile

(countable) Someone who is banished from their home or country.
She lived as an exile.
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Oust

To eject; to expel; to turn out.
From mine own earldom foully ousted me.
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Exile

(transitive) To send (someone or something) into exile.
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Oust

Remove from a position or office;
The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
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Exile

Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.
Let them be recalled from their exile.
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Oust

Remove and replace;
The word processor has ousted the typewriter
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Exile

The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home.
Thou art in exile, and thou must not stay.
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Exile

To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.
Calling home our exiled friends abroad.
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Exile

Small; slender; thin; fine.
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Exile

Voluntarily absent from home or country
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Exile

Expelled from home or country by authority
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Exile

The act of expelling a person from their native land;
Men in exile dream of hope
His deportation to a penal colony
The expatriation of wealthy farmers
The sentence was one of transportation for life
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Exile

Expel from a country;
The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions
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