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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).]
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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
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|2.||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
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