Os"tra*cize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ostracized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ostracizing (?).] [Gr. , fr. a tile, a tablet used in voting, a shell; cf. oyster, bone. Cf. Osseous, Oyster.]
1. Gr. Antiq.
To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
To banish from society; to put under the ban; to cast out from social, political, or private favor; as, he was ostracized by his former friends.
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