- to expel (an alien) from a country; banish.
- to send or carry off; transport, especially forcibly: The country deported its criminals.
- to bear, conduct, or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
Origin of deport
- a person deported or awaiting deportation
- to remove (an alien) forcibly from a country; expel
- to carry (an inhabitant) forcibly away from his homeland; transport; exile; banish
- to conduct, hold, or behave (oneself) in a specified manner
Word Origin and History for deportee
Meaning "banish" is first recorded 1640s, from Modern French déporter, from Latin deportare "carry off, transport, banish, exile," from de- in its sense of "off, away" + portare "to carry" (but associated by folk etymology with portus "harbor"). "The two branches are treated by Darmesteter as historically distinct words in French" [OED]. Related: Deported; deporting.