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Meaning of EXPATRIATION

Pronunciation:  eksp`eytree'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
  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"
 

EXPATRIATION is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: deportation, emigration, exile, out-migration, transportation
 
 See Also: banishment, migration, proscription

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pa`tri*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. expatriation.]
The act of banishing, or the state of banishment; especially,
the forsaking of one's own country with a renunciation of
allegiance.

      Expatriation was a heavy ransom to pay for the rights
      of their minds and souls.                --Palfrey.

 

 

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