WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ex•pa•tri•ate /ɛksˈpeɪtriɪt/USA pronunciation  adj. 
    dwelling in a foreign land:The expatriate community, mostly British and Americans, was invited to the ambassador's residence.

n. [countable]
    a person dwelling in a foreign country.See -patr-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

expatriate adj /ɛksˈpætrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
  1. resident in a foreign country
  2. exiled or banished from one's native country
n /ɛksˈpætrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
  1. a person who lives in a foreign country
  2. an exile; expatriate person
vb /ɛksˈpætrɪˌeɪt/(transitive)
  1. to exile (oneself) from one's native country or cause (another) to go into exile
Etymology: 18th Century: from Medieval Latin expatriāre, from Latin ex-1 + patria native land

exˌpatriˈation n

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