ILT – AWordADay – Ostracism

Ostracism : Refers to the procedure of expelling a citizen from the city/estate for reasons like political rivalry. Ostracism doesn’t have a relation to the process of justice.

Origination : from ancient Greek word, ὀστρακισμός, ostrakismos. Which explained the procedure of expelling a citizen for ten years for reasons like expressing political anger at a victim.

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostracism

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