expatriate

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Etymology[edit]

From French expatrier, from ex- (out of) + patrie (native land)

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  • Adjective and noun: IPA(key): /ɛksˈpætrɪɪt/, /ɛksˈpeɪ.tɹi.ɪt/
  • Verb: IPA(key): /ɛksˈpætrɪˌeɪt/, /ɛksˈpeɪ.tɹiˌeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧pa‧tri‧ate

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expatriate (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to, people who are expatriates.
    • an expatriate mailing list

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expatriate (plural expatriates)

  1. One who lives outside one’s own country.
  2. One who has been banished from one’s own country.

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expatriate (third-person singular simple present expatriates, present participle expatriating, simple past and past participle expatriated)

  1. (transitive) To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
  2. (intransitive) To withdraw from one’s native country.
  3. (intransitive) To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.

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