- to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
- to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one's native country.
- to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's country.
- to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
- expatriated; exiled.
- an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
Origin of expatriate
Examples from the Web for expatriated
He had expatriated himself many years ago and was in Madagascar.The Rough Road
William John Locke
Dante, expatriated, and exiled from wife and children, is not forgotten.Genius in Sunshine and Shadow
Maturin Murray Ballou
I had forgotten the state of the bondman, the condition of the expatriated African.Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2)
Robert Montgomery Bird
But the nurse goes to Canada to marry her lover, expatriated for some cause.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
"I see—one of the expatriated class," said Maclean, contemptuously.Dorothy and other Italian Stories
Constance Fenimore Woolson
- resident in a foreign country
- exiled or banished from one's native countryan expatriate American
- a person who lives in a foreign country
- an exile; expatriate person
- to exile (oneself) from one's native country or cause (another) to go into exile
- to deprive (oneself or another) of citizenship
Word Origin and History for expatriated
1768, from French expatrier "banish" (14c.), from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + patrie "native land," from Latin patria "one's native country," from pater (genitive patris) "father" (cf. patriot). Related: Expatriated; expatriating. The noun is from 1818, "one who has been banished;" main modern sense of "one who chooses to live abroad" is 1902.