Origin of expatriate

1760–70; < Medieval Latin expatriātus (past participle of expatriāre to banish), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + patri(a) native land + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

ex·pa·tri·a·tion, nounself-ex·pa·tri·a·tion, noun
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expatriate


adjective (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)

resident in a foreign country
exiled or banished from one's native countryan expatriate American

noun (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)

a person who lives in a foreign country
an exile; expatriate person

verb (ɛksˈpætrɪˌeɪt) (tr)

to exile (oneself) from one's native country or cause (another) to go into exile
to deprive (oneself or another) of citizenship

Derived Forms

expatriation, noun

Word Origin for expatriate

C18: from Medieval Latin expatriāre, from Latin ex- 1 + patria native land
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