expatriation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n expatriation migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
    • n expatriation 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n expatriation The act of banishing, or the state of being banished; banishment.
    • n expatriation In law, the voluntary renunciation of one's nationality and allegiance, by becoming a citizen of another country. The right of expatriation, or the right voluntarily to change one's allegiance, so as to be free from the obligation of natural allegiance, was formerly denied in England, and doubted by jurists in the United States, although always maintained politically in the latter country; it was finally established by Congress in 1868, and by Parliament in 1870. In other civilized countries it had previously been conceded, with some specific limitations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Expatriation act of expatriating: exile, voluntary or compulsory
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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
Cf. F. expatriation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. expatriāre, -ātumex, out of, patria, fatherland.

Usage

In literature:

To expatriate is purely oriental, quite unknown to the modern world.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Among other things we instanced to show the tyranny of the Lincolnites in Kentucky, was the expatriation law.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
Very isolated are some of these inland posts, and quite expatriated are the inmates for years at a time.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
He roused many of them to join him in his intended expatriation, and many more did not need rousing.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
By and by he sent me to America to school; for he still loved his country and was not that fault-finding scold, the expatriate.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
The right of expatriation was not at this time conceded by the British Government.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
In the midst of your new habits and in the changed atmosphere, your friends of other days, your old relatives, will be expatriated.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
Thus the "expatriated" family assembled to morning prayers, and to partake of their first Highland breakfast.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The latter expatriated vagabonds were sent chiefly to Virginia.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

How did George Grosz , the expatriate German Dadaist and satirist end up in Dallas in 1952 and how did the work he created as a result of his visit inform his international career as an artist and documentarian of 20th Century life.
Having said that, if you are expatriate dwelling that's a several story.
"Recently, I read that Bob Dylan's new album Tempest will feature a 14-minute song about the Titanic," starts expatriate Philadelphia comedian Tim Heidecker innocently enough on a recent blog post.
Local drivers are afraid of carrying women workers--whether expatriate or local--in case they are stopped by armed patrols and accused of immoral acts.
Ruba Nadda is directing the Canadian indie thriller about a Syrian expatriate's search for his missing daughter.
In an effort to reach out to Greek expatriates, Golden Dawn has opened an office in New York.
On a blazing blue afternoon last winter, I met the Spanish expatriate novelist Juan Goytisolo at an outdoor cafe in Marrakesh.
Thus, a US citizen who is not a "covered expatriate" can relinquish US citizenship without incurring the exit tax.
Expatriates, who make up about 80 per cent of the UAE's population, sent home Dh10 billion a month in remittances last year.
1,780 US Expatriates Return Passports.
Follow Hemingway's characters through the American expatriate movement in the 1920s.
The list of Cincinnati expatriates keeps growing this year with the addition of Alex Smith.
"Bonkers" software pioneer John McAfee, who is still at large and wanted for questioning in the murder of an American expatriate in Belize, has revealed he is unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, RadarOnline.com reports.
Paris has long been a home to American expatriate writers and artists.
The farm Lucy visits is filled with expatriate artists who, the locals say, steal the beauty of Tuscany.
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