—v.eks-pā'trē-āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-;
—adj., n.eks-pā'trē-it, -āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one's native country.
to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's country.
to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
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