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Former lover I left, meeting European in bar (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

exile

Here is my best explanation:

'bar' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'former lover i left meeting european' is the subsidiary indication.

'former lover' becomes 'ex'.

'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation**).

'meeting' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'european' becomes 'e' (abbreviation e.g. EU).

'ex'+'i'+'l'+'e'='exile'

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for exile that I've seen before include "One barred from their native land", "Expatriate", "Banish; expel", "Overseas banishment", "Ousted person", "One expelled (from their native country)", "Person expelled from home country", "Refugee", "Eject from country" and "Drive out".)

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