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v. ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing, ex·pa·tri·ates
1. To send into exile: They were expatriated because of their political beliefs.
2. To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
1. To give up residence in one's homeland.
2. To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
n. (-ĭt, -āt′)
1. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
2. One who has renounced one's native land.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
Residing in a foreign country; expatriated: "She delighted in the bohemian freedom enjoyed by the expatriate artists, writers, and performers living in Rome" (Janet H. Murray).

[Medieval Latin expatriāre, expatriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin patria, native land (from patrius, paternal, from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots).]

ex·pa′tri·a′tion n.


the process of abandoning one’s native land or of being exiled. — expatriate, n., adj., v.
See also: Renunciation
the process of abandoning one’s native land or of being exiled. — expatriate, n., adj., vb.
See also: Banishment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expatriation - the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
banishment, proscription - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
2.expatriation - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)expatriation - migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another


Enforced removal from one's native country by official decree:
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It was to renew that connection with their country which had been severed by their compulsory expatriation, that they resolved to face all the hazards of a perilous navigation and all the labors of a toilsome distant settlement.
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This is the strength of the movie; for never does director Falardeau abandon the point of view of his lead characters Mamere, Paul and Jeremiah for the sake of tear-jerking and self-centric Westernized redemption fantasies while the trio struggle with expatriation, loneliness and an uncertain future away from home.
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