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Expatriate \Ex*pa"tri*ate\, v. t.

[imp. & p. p. Expatriated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expatriating.] [LL. expatriatus, p. p. of expatriare; L. ex out + patria fatherland, native land, fr. pater father. See Patriot.]

1. To banish; to drive or force (a person)from his own country; to make an exile of.

The expatriated landed interest of France. --Burke.

2. 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.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.