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deportation

[ dee-pawr-tey-shuhn, -pohr- ]
/ ˌdi pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr- /
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noun

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

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Origin of deportation

First recorded in 1585–95; from Latin dēportātiōn- (stem of dēportātiō ), equivalent to dēportāt(us) (past participle of dēportāre; see deport, -ate1) + -iōn- noun suffix; see -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM deportation

non·de·por·ta·tion, nounpro·de·por·ta·tion, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for deportation

deportation
/ (ˌdiːpɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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