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expatriate

[v. eks-pey-tree-eyt or, esp. British, -pa-tree-; adj., n. eks-pey-tree-it, -eyt or, esp. British, -pa-tree-] /v. ɛksˈpeɪ triˌeɪt or, esp. British, -ˈpæ tri-; adj., n. ɛksˈpeɪ tri ɪt, -ˌeɪt or, esp. British, -ˈpæ tri-/
verb (used with object), expatriated, expatriating.
1.
to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
2.
to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one's native country.
3.
to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's country.
verb (used without object), expatriated, expatriating.
4.
to become an expatriate:
He expatriated from his homeland.
adjective
5.
expatriated; exiled.
noun
6.
an expatriated person:
Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Medieval Latin expatriātus (past participle of expatriāre to banish), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + patri(a) native land + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
expatriation, noun
self-expatriation, noun
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  • But expatriation was a luxury he could not afford, both literally and philosophically.
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  • The concept that expatriation is a natural and inherent right of the individual was not recognized under the common law.
British Dictionary definitions for expatriation

expatriate

adjective (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
1.
resident in a foreign country
2.
exiled or banished from one's native country: an expatriate American
noun (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
3.
a person who lives in a foreign country
4.
an exile; expatriate person
verb (transitive) (ɛksˈpætrɪˌeɪt)
5.
to exile (oneself) from one's native country or cause (another) to go into exile
6.
to deprive (oneself or another) of citizenship
Derived Forms
expatriation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin expatriāre, from Latin ex-1 + patria native land
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Word Origin and History for expatriation
n.

1816, from French expatriation, noun of action from expatrier (see expatriate).

expatriate

v.

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.

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expatriation in Culture
expatriation [(eks-pay-tree-ay-shuhn)]

Voluntary departure from the nation of one's birth for permanent or prolonged residence in another nation.

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

Voluntarily leaving the nation of one's birth for permanent or prolonged residence in another country.

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