Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To send into exile.
  • intransitive verb To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
  • intransitive verb To give up residence in one's homeland.
  • intransitive verb To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
  • noun One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
  • noun One who has renounced one's native land.
  • adjective Residing in a foreign country; expatriated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin expatriāre, expatriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin patria, native land (from patrius, paternal, from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots).]

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".

    Cy Twombly obituary

  • 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.

    Cayman Net News Daily Headlines

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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. gpkisner

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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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  • 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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  • 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. gpkisner

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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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  • 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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  • 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. gpkisner

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