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exsĭlĭum or exĭlĭum , ii, n. exsul,
I.banishment, exile.
II. Transf. (mostly poet. and post-Aug.).
A. A place of exile, a retreat: “quodvis exsilium his est optatius quam patria,Cic. Lig. 11, 33: Octavium et Antistium egressos exsilium, in easdem insulas redegit, Tac. H. 4, 44: “tutum orabant,id. A. 13, 55: “diversa quaerere,Verg. A. 3, 4: “multa patere fugienti,Curt. 6, 4: “exsilium patria sede mutare,id. 3, 7.—*
B. (Abstr. pro concreto.) In plur.: exsilia, those who are banished, exiles: “plenum exsiliis mare,Tac. H. 1, 2.
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