- the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.
- an act or instance of deporting.
Origin of deportation
Examples from the Web for deportation
In 2004, the law was changed and, five years later, deportation proceedings were begun.
The deportation faced by Generals Garcia and Vides Casanova may not seem like justice to some.
My children and I are safe now, but we will always by scarred by those twelve years of abuse and fear of deportation.Immigrant Women Facing Domestic Abuse Need Stronger Protections
October 24, 2014
Cuellar and Cornyn wanted to expedite the deportation of the kids from Central America.A Texas Democrat Tries to Fix the Border
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
August 19, 2014
I swallowed H.S. Tsien's deportation and Cold War paranoia and Joe McCarthy and the Yellow Peril and the coming war with China.Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me
August 12, 2014
Prue and Idalene and Bertha he would have sentenced to deportation if he had had the jurisdiction.In a Little Town
So he looked for a remedy to emancipation followed by deportation.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
After a sensational trial, the leaders were condemned to deportation.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
You transfer your passengers to this Galactic ship for deportation to other worlds!The Memory of Mars
Raymond F. Jones
The deportation of Athanasius strengthened the position of the missionaries.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- the act of expelling an alien from a country; expulsion
- the act of transporting someone from his country; banishment
Word Origin and History for deportation
1590s, from Middle French déportation, from Latin deporationem (nominative deportatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deportare (see deport).