[ dee-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr- ]
/ ˌdi pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr- /


the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.
an act or instance of deporting.

Words nearby deportation

Origin of deportation

1585–95; < Latin dēportātiōn- (stem of dēportātiō), equivalent to dēportāt(us) (past participle of dēportāre; see deport, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM deportation

non·de·por·ta·tion, nounpro·de·por·ta·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for deportation

/ (ˌdiːpɔːˈteɪʃən) /


the act of expelling an alien from a country; expulsion
the act of transporting someone from his country; banishment
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