Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To force or drive out.
  • transitive verb To discharge from or as if from a receptacle.
  • transitive verb To deprive of membership or rights in an organization; force to leave.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To drive or force out or away; send off or away by force or constraint; compel to leave; dismiss forcibly or compulsorily: as, to expel air from a bellows or from the lungs; to expel an invader or a traitor from a country; to expel a student from a college, or a member from a club.
  • To exclude; keep out or off.
  • To reject; refuse.
  • Synonyms Exile, Exclude, etc. (see banish), expatriate, ostracize; eject, dislodge.

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

  • transitive verb To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject.
  • transitive verb To drive away from one's country; to banish.
  • transitive verb To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like.
  • transitive verb To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
  • transitive verb obsolete To discharge; to shoot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To eject or erupt
  • verb obsolete To fire (a bullet, arrow etc.).
  • verb To remove from membership
  • verb To deport

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

  • verb eliminate (a substance)
  • verb remove from a position or office
  • verb cause to flee
  • verb force to leave or move out

Etymologies

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

[Middle English expellen, from Latin expellere : ex-, ex- + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

  • They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.

    Deported

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