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Banishing Charm

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The Harry Potter Canon

Sends an object away from the caster; the target object is said to have been Banished.

References from the canon

  • Harry and his classmates practiced this spell in their fourth-year Charms class. Flitwick found himself being Banished around the room by Neville, whose aim wasn't very good (GF26).
  • Can be a dangerous spell when heavy objects start flying away, so Flitwick had them practice on cushions.
  • Seems to be a milder form of the Knockback Jinx and the Repelling Spell

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Etymology

From Latin "depulsio" - "to drive away or repel"

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