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- n. voluntary migration from one's native land to another
- n. forced expulsion of from one's native land to another
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of banishing, or the state of banishment; especially, the forsaking of one's own country with a renunciation of allegiance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of banishing, or the state of being banished; banishment.
- n. In law, the voluntary renunciation of one's nationality and allegiance, by becoming a citizen of another country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of expelling a person from their native land
- n. migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
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Also, in case you follow these things (I do) expatriation is up.
Athenians have escaped expatriation, which is purely an Oriental custom.
It is absurd to declaim about "expatriation" and to declare such a movement forced and unnatural.
As Cole points out, Congress amended the "expatriation" law in 1986 to comply with the Court's decisions, and the statute Perle cited now reads
This 'expatriation' was spread over many weary years.
"When […] our brothers and sisters come here to survive or improve their living conditions they are expelled, with those papers known as expatriation documents […] but when a long time ago the European grandfathers arrived in Latin America, they were not expelled.
To be sure, certain provisions of the 1961 Convention would make it difficult for the United States to move toward ratification -- for example, the Convention limits voluntary renunciation of nationality in ways that would conflict with the right to voluntary expatriation that is recognized under U.S. law.
But he is still a citizen now, and the Constitution forbids the expatriation of Honduran citizens by their government.
The sources of scientific information are acquired mostly from abroad, the tax increase to capital expatriation makes it more expensive to access these sources.
The evidence of the natural right of expatriation, like that of our right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man.
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