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    I read that someone's act "laid him under the ban of the empire". As a result he was exiled. Does this sentence mean that the act made him a criminal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okok
    I read that someone's act "laid him under the ban of the empire". As a result he was exiled. Does this sentence mean that the act made him a criminal?
    Criminal is a wide and open term. Persona non grata. He may be a criminal under the current regime and a hero under the next.

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    Thank you. But I am not sure I understand: does the phrase "laid him under the ban of the empire" simply mean that he has become a persona non grata? I am trying to understand the exact meaning of the phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okok
    Thank you. But I am not sure I understand: does the phrase "laid him under the ban of the empire" simply mean that he has become a persona non grata? I am trying to understand the exact meaning of the phrase.
    He is considered an outlaw. No aid or assistance if any form or fashion may be given to him. He does not exist. His memory has been erased.

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    Thanks!

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