Ostracize

Definition of Ostracize

Os´tra`cize
v. t.1.(Gr. Antiq.) To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
[imp. & p. p. Ostracized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ostracizing .]
2.To banish from society, by a general consent; to exclude from social, political, or private favor; to exclude from conversation or friendship; to shun; as, he was ostracized by his former friends. A person may be ostracized by a formal vote or by a widespread but informal agreement.

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