v. ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing, ex·pa·tri·ates
1. To send into exile: They were expatriated because of their political beliefs.
2. To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
1. To give up residence in one's homeland.
2. To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
n. (-ĭt, -āt′)
1. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
2. One who has renounced one's native land.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
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).
[Medieval Latin expatriāre, expatriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin patria, native land (from patrius, paternal, from pater, father; see pəter- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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