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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

OTHER WORDS FROM expatriate

ex·pa·tri·a·tion, nounself-ex·pa·tri·a·tion, noun
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How to use expatriate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for expatriate

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 of expatriate

expatriation, noun

Word Origin for expatriate

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