Meaning of expatriate

ex•pa•tri•ate

Pronunciation: (v.eks-pā'trē-āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-adj., n.eks-pā'trē-it, -āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-), [key]
— v., adj., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
  2. to withdraw (oneself&hasp;) from residence in one's native country.
  3. to withdraw (oneself&hasp;) from allegiance to one's country.
—v.i.
  1. to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
—adj.
  1. expatriated; exiled.
—n.
  1. an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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