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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pa·tri·a·tion n.  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.   --Palfrey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: exile,
            deportation, transportation]
      2: migration from a place (especially migration from your
         native country in order to settle in another) [syn: emigration,