Nearby words

  1. expansive bit,
  2. expansive classification,
  3. expansivity,
  4. expat,
  5. expatiate,
  6. expatriation,
  7. expect,
  8. expectancy,
  9. expectant,
  10. expectation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for expatriation

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 Formsexpatriation, noun

Word Origin for expatriate

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

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Word Origin and History for expatriation
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Culture definitions for expatriation

expatriation

[(eks-pay-tree-ay-shuhn)]

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.

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