- 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
Examples from the Web for deportees
Flights carrying the deportees from the U.S. arrived about once a week.How America Started The Border Crisis
July 25, 2014
Actually I went back to Jimmy in 2001 in The Deportees—I gave him a wife, Aoife, and four children.The Prodigious Roddy Doyle Is the Celtic Tiger of Irish Literature
March 17, 2014
Even at the door of the gas chambers, the deportees did not want to know.Claude Lanzmann on 'Shoah', His Memoir, and the Banality of Evil
June 11, 2012
"And you separated yourselves from the other deportees," Barrent said.The Status Civilization
It was used as a place of internment for deportees from Egypt.The Annual Register 1914
At Kersbeek-Miscom out of 94 deportees only two had been thrown out of work.Through the Iron Bars
- 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 deportees
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.