Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To send into exile. See Synonyms at banish.
  • transitive v. To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
  • intransitive v. To give up residence in one's homeland.
  • intransitive v. To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
  • n. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
  • n. One who has renounced one's native land.
  • adj. Residing in a foreign country; expatriated: "She delighted in the bohemian freedom enjoyed by the expatriate artists, writers, and performers living in Rome” ( Janet H. Murray).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to, people who are expatriates.
  • n. One who lives outside one’s own country.
  • n. One who has been banished from one’s own country.
  • v. To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
  • v. To withdraw from one’s native country.
  • v. To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
  • transitive v. Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from one's native country; to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a citizen of another country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To banish; send out of one's native country.
  • Reflexively, to withdraw from one's native country; renounce the rights of citizenship where one was born, and become a citizen of another country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. expel from a country
  • v. move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad
  • n. a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

Etymologies

Medieval Latin expatriāre, expatriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin patria, native land (from patrius, paternal, from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Twombly profited from the global economy, and yet as an individual and an artist he was very much of a particular milieu, that of the American sophisticate in Europe although he hated the label "expatriate".

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  • The term expatriate is also an unfriendly term for a society that relies heavily on the industry of tourism to generate revenue and partially built on the backs of guest workers from other countries and cultures.

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  • For those interested, the word expatriate comes from the Latin ex (out of) and patria (fatherland), and there are countries with legal definition for the term.

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  • My next guest says companies like Accenture are what he calls expatriate corporations and he wants to make sure they don't receive contracts from the state of Illinois.

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  • ROSENBLUM: Well that's an interesting word, expatriate, because the Brits have it right, but for some reason Americans always in their mind they hear the word expatriate and they they read ex-patriot ...

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  • Living as a long-term expatriate makes the country of one's birth an ever-more remote reality; the compulsion still to vote is a flashpoint at the conjunction of personal and political psychology.

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  • Our regular readers will be well aware of our long-standing opposition to this ill-conceived policy of expulsion of long-term expatriate workers and the resulting social and economic costs to those affected and the Cayman Islands in general, especially as our reputation for being an unwelcoming place to foreign workers becomes gradually more widely known.

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  • She has negotiated a plum deal, or so she tells herself: Professor Fredericksen, who it turns out had been a novelist in Europe (writing in English, expatriate stuff though he's vague about what kind), and in fact has been involved in the structuring of the MFA program in Creative Writing here and elsewhere (or so he tells her, over dinner), is in a unique position to help her, if what she wants to do is write.

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