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[dee-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌdi pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/
the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.
an act or instance of deporting.
Origin of deportation
1585-95; < Latin dēportātiōn- (stem of dēportātiō), equivalent to dēportāt(us) (past participle of dēportāre; see deport, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nondeportation, noun
prodeportation, adjective Unabridged
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  • In addition, it eliminates the right to apply for a waiver of deportation.
  • The program has been in jeopardy because of economic sanctions, raising concerns about the possible deportation of the students.
  • But so far bison have been reprieved from deportation.
  • From her family's deportation to her liberation, the entire ordeal only lasted a little over a year.
  • Chiles said the lawsuit will be filed despite the agreement on deportation.
  • The students now face criminal charges and deportation.
  • Few follow this argument to the conclusion of internment and deportation.
  • For some people, that uniform might remind of persecution, deportation and killing.
  • The reality is that illegal immigrants usually enter without papers and refuse to give their nationalities, to avoid deportation.
  • Refusal to enter and complete this program is grounds for deportation.
British Dictionary definitions for deportation


the act of expelling an alien from a country; expulsion
the act of transporting someone from his country; banishment
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Word Origin and History for deportation

1590s, from Middle French déportation, from Latin deporationem (nominative deportatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deportare (see deport).

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