Main definitions of self-exile in English

: self-exile1self-exile2

self-exile1

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈɛkzʌɪl/ /ˌsɛlfˈɛɡzʌɪl/

noun

  • A person living in voluntary or self-imposed exile. Also (and in earliest use) figurative.

Origin

Late 17th century. From self- + exile.

Main definitions of self-exile in English

: self-exile1self-exile2

self-exile2

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈɛkzʌɪl/ /ˌsɛlfˈɛɡzʌɪl/

noun

  • Voluntary or self-imposed exile.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Ellwood (1639–1713), religious controversialist. From self- + exile.