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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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