expatriate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expatriate move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad
    • v expatriate expel from a country "The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions"
    • n expatriate a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country "American expatriates"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Expatriate Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from one's native country; to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a citizen of another country.
    • Expatriate To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of. "The expatriated landed interest of France."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expatriate To banish; send out of one's native country.
    • expatriate Reflexively, to withdraw from one's native country; renounce the rights of citizenship where one was born, and become a citizen of another country.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expatriate eks-pā′tri-āt to send out of one's native country: to banish, or exile
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Quotations

  • Cyril Connolly
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    “It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what they do that matters but what they are not doing.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. expatriatus, p. p. of expatriare,; L. ex, out + patria, fatherland, native land, fr. pater, father. See Patriot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. expatriāre, -ātumex, out of, patria, fatherland.

Usage

In literature:

The earliest expatriates, being generally men of substance, were well received.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
She knew him to be an expatriate as she had announced.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
In 1842 he died, desiring to perpetuate his expatriation by the epitaph which names him Arrigo Beyle Milanese.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
They planned to expatriate themselves almost in a body.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
The expatriated French soldiers occasionally revisited the country of their birth, not as friends, but as enemies.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
The right of expatriation is a pure abstraction to him.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
As we have seen, the followers of Zoroaster who would not accept the religion of Islam expatriated themselves.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
This 'expatriation' was spread over many weary years.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
And become a snobbish expatriate!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
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In news:

Sean Connery stars in a tourism campaign aimed at expatriate Scots around the world.
Expatriates Tiptoe Back to the Office.
" Expatriate is about African-American queer women artists looking for—not just a safe space to land—but a space from which to soar," said Lenelle Moïse, playwright, composer, and performer of Expatriate.
The small, uncertain world of two little girls abandoned by their mother is beautifully evoked in this 2008 feature by South Korean expatriate So Yong Kim ( In Between Days ).
E gypt's official news agency says the Islamist government has begun to hold a highly contentious referendum on a draft constitution, with embassies around the world opening their doors to expatriate voters.
Egypt's Islamist government is forging ahead with a highly contentious referendum on a draft constitution, opening the doors of diplomatic missions Wednesday to half a million expatriate voters, the country's official news agency says.
Police in neighboring Belize expect him to be flown back soon for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.
Software company founder John McAfee was denied political asylum in Guatemala on Thursday and police in Belize said they expected him to be flown back soon for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.
Outlandish tech titan John McAfee is currently on the run from the murder charges fo fellow expatriate and neighbor Gregory Viant Faull, but he has remained in contact with the media.
According to Gizmodo.com, Belize police claim John McAfee is the prime suspect in the shooting death of an American expatriate named Gregory Faull.
Expatriates don't exactly have the greatest track record when it comes to casting their vote, but in neck-and-neck contests such as this one, the overseas vote could prove much more than a numerical afterthought.
McAfee was deported from Guatemala after sneaking in illegally from Belize, where police want to question him in connection with the death of a US expatriate who lived near him on an island off Belize's coast.
The vote for half a million eligible expatriates overseas could give hints at which direction the referendum is going.
Egyptian expatriates in the Arab gulf countries are known to lean toward Islamists while others in Europe and Australia, among them large number of Christian migrants, lean more toward liberals.
They were envisioned as low-key, across-the-pond fund-raisers that would allow Mitt Romney to extract campaign cash from expatriates in London by night as he played statesman by day.
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