verb (used with object)
Origin of deport
Examples from the Web for deportees
Flights carrying the deportees from the U.S. arrived about once a week.
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|Allen Barra|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Clémence Boulouque|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was used as a place of internment for deportees from Egypt.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for deportees
Word Origin for deport
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.