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expatriate

noun [C] uk   /ekˈspæt.ri.ət/  us   /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ (informal expat )
someone who does not live in their own country: A large community of expatriates has settled there.
expatriate
adjective uk   us  
an expatriate Scot

expatriate

verb [T] uk   /ekˈspæt.ri.ət/  us   /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ /ekˈspæt.ri.eɪt/  /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ formal
to use force or law to remove someone from their own country: The new leaders expatriated the ruling family.
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