Definition for EX-PAT'RI-ATE

EX-PAT'RI-ATE, v.t. [Fr. expatrier; It. spatriare; from L. ex and patria, country.]

In a general sense, to banish. To expatriate one's self, is to quit one's country, renouncing citizenship and allegiance in that country, to take residence and become a citizen in another country. The right to expatriate one's self, is denied in feudal countries, and much controverted in the United States.

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