—v.eks-pā'trē-āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-;
—adj., n.eks-pā'trē-it, -āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'trē-), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
1. to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
2. to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one's native country.
3. to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's country.
to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
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