WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ex•pa•tri•ate /ɛksˈpeɪtriɪt/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. 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-.

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    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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