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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 availed me nothing with those charged with our sad expatriation to protest this, nor would my uncles believe it; on the contrary, they treated it as an untruth and a subterfuge set up to enable me to remain behind in the land of my birth; and so, more by force than of my own will, they took me with them.
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.
Contract notice: stadtgemeinde feldkirchen - severance payments and jubilee expatriation insurance
Twelve feature films released between 2011 and 2019 from eleven countries (Tunisia, Greece, Germany, France, Brazil, Syria, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Senegal) on topics related to asylum, exile and expatriation are scheduled to be screened at the Tahar Cheriaa Theatre, in the Tunis Culture City.
Culture Minister Mohammad Daoud also emphasized the "importance of expatriation" and reiterated the Lebanese state's responsibility toward expatriates, saying that "the state must look out for all Lebanese expatriates in every way possible."
The Foreign Ministry said on its Facebook page that citizens wanting to get an "arrival/departure report" document can submit their applications to the Syrian mission in the country of expatriation and pay a consular fee of USD 50 or its equivalent in the currency of the country where the mission is, and the application will be sent to the Consular Affairs Administration by mail.
The government of Tajikistan had paid USD 400 for the expatriation of each child, which was agreed on in previous negotiations with Iraq.
Talks also touched on the Russian Syrian refugee expatriation plan, in addition to an array of security agreements.
PERPETRATORSIt has also been pursuing bilateral and multilateral agreements with other countries for the expatriation of assets acquired from the proceeds of crime and corruption.The government has already established a framework that has brought together law enforcement agencies in the fight against corruption.
In a tale of intertwining fates and the threads of interiority that connect the most disparate souls, Mexico City-based Guadalupe Nettel perfectly explicates the loneliness of expatriation as well as the gravity of a momentary meeting when one longs for love.
The 20th century is called the best and at the same time, the most complicated period in the history of the Russian poetry.Revolution, war, expatriation and repressions.
It was also mentioned that Safadi briefed his Russian counterpart on the expatriation of 422 Syrians through Jordan, who would be resettled in western countries, which provided legally binding pledges for their resettlements within three months.