- 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 expatriation
The way Parks and Brechneff fall in love with their adoptive homes is profoundly characteristic of expatriation altogether.Insider Outsiders: How to Write About Greece and Italy
July 6, 2013
It declared any "scheme of expatriation" to be "delusive, cruel, and dangerous."The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
What benefit might he derive from Mark's expatriation—that is the question?The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
Will she herself consent to expatriation and the parting from her sister and yourself?A Rent In A Cloud
Charles James Lever
The right of expatriation was not at this time conceded by the British Government.Union and Democracy
Nothing more was said to him as to the necessity of expatriation.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
- 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 expatriation
1816, from French expatriation, noun of action from expatrier (see expatriate).
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.
Voluntarily leaving the nation of one's birth for permanent or prolonged residence in another country.
Voluntary departure from the nation of one's birth for permanent or prolonged residence in another nation.