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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:
References in classic literature ?
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.
K A R A C H I -- Expressing deep concern over terminating of jobs and expatriation of a large number of Pakistani workers from the Gulf countries, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor here Tuesday demanded of the Pakistan foreign office to take all-out efforts to save the jobs and livelihood of these people.
Haidar said after the meeting "We are honored to visit the Minister of Interior whom we have thanked for his interest in expatriation affairs, and for his efforts and hard work in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections in which expatriates will participate for the first time.
Those who benefit are prisoners on debt cases in the state's main prison, the central prison, the expatriation prison and the women's prison.
Gholamuddin urged the organ to pursue with the concerned parties to allow the workers who have a desire to work outside Sudan to retain their jobs in the country similar to the practice of other countries which encourage expatriation in order to attract additional financial resources and expertise to their countries and does not cancel their jobs.
2 Career Anchors, Expatriation, and Cross-Cultural Adjustment
Most of the studies conducted on expatriation management are based on the experience of large North American and West European corporations.
It is imperative to mention here that there have been numerous cases where the leniency extended by the Government of Pakistan towards the gradual expatriation of the Afghan refugees have been taken for granted by many living in Pakistan.
A composite team from different agencies was organised and given the task to assess the situation, particularly appraising the basic needs of these OFWs with the end-goal of mitigating unfavourable consequences and expediting their expatriation the soonest time possible.
Subject to certain limited exceptions, a covered expatriate is a taxpayer 1) whose average annual net income tax for the five taxable years ending before the expatriation date is greater than a threshold amount adjusted annually for inflation (for 2016, $161,000), 2) whose net worth as of the expatriation date is at least $2 million, or 3) who fails to certify, under penalties of perjury, compliance with U.
The dynamics which takes work and life intertwined in all the circumstances has peculiarities related to the drop of time and space borders, the concreteness of which can be viewed on a marked way in the expatriation condition.