self-exile


self-exile
/sɛlf-ˈɛgzaɪl/ (say self-'egzuyl)

noun
the condition of a person who is no longer part of a population, group, etc., as a result of a personal decision to move away from it: he chose self-exile on Capri.
self-exiled, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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