overstay

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From over- +‎ stay.

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overstay (third-person singular simple present overstays, present participle overstaying, simple past and past participle overstayed)

  1. (intransitive) To remain present after the agreed or appropriate departure time.
  2. (transitive) To remain present beyond the limits of.

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Noun[edit]

overstay (plural overstays)

  1. The act of staying too long.
    • 2011, Richard M. Stana, Overstay Enforcement
      For example, if USCIS approves a change of status or extension of stay for a nonimmigrant, the alien may be authorized to remain in the country beyond his or her original period of admission without qualifying as an overstay.