I. verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Medieval Latin expatriatus, past participle of expatriare to leave one's own country, from Latin ex- + patria native country, from feminine of patrius of a father, from patr-, pater father — more at father Date: 1768 transitive verb 1. banish, exile 2. to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country intransitive verb to leave one's native country to live elsewhere; also to renounce allegiance to one's native country • expatriate nounexpatriation noun II. adjective Date: 1812 living in a foreign land

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