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Meaning of DEPORTATION

Pronunciation:  `deepowr'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
  2. [n]  the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
 

DEPORTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: exile, expatriation, transportation
 
 See Also: banishment, ejection, exclusion, expulsion, proscription, riddance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. depotatio: cf. F.
d['e]portation.]
The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being
deported; banishment; transportation.

      In their deportations, they had often the favor of
      their conquerors.                        --Atterbury.

 

 

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