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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I was in Spain for over a year, but most of my friends were expatriates.
▪ Schmidt was a German expatriate who had been living in Portugal since 1989.
▪ Collective investments are a slightly trickier proposition for online expatriates.
▪ Most expatriates will benefit from consulting an independent financial adviser for specialist help.
▪ Since then it has been the practice to commute the sentence on Western expatriates to imprisonment followed by deportation.
▪ Such jealousies may lead to valued career-move expatriates and/or fixed-term contract workers failing in their postings or result in local industrial unrest.
▪ The first place for income-seeking expatriates to start is in the offshore bank and building society market.
▪ The local transmissions of the External Service were for the many expatriates working in the country who understood little or no Swahili.
▪ There are, however, expatriates who buy property to use during their two to three year stay in Britain.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Expatriate \Ex*pa"tri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expatriated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expatriating.] [LL. expatriatus, p. p. of expatriare; L. ex out + patria fatherland, native land, fr. pater father. See Patriot.]

  1. To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.

    The expatriated landed interest of France.

  2. Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from one's native country; to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a citizen of another country.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1768, modeled on French expatrier "banish" (14c.), from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + patrie "native land," from Latin patria "one's native country," from pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.); also compare patriot). Related: Expatriated; expatriating. The noun is by 1818, "one who has been banished;" main modern sense of "one who chooses to live abroad" is by 1902.

  1. Of, or relating to, people who are expatriates. n. 1 One who lives outside one’s own country. 2 One who has been banished from one’s own country. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of. 2 (context intransitive English) To withdraw from one’s native country. 3 (context intransitive English) To renounce the rights and liability of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.

  1. n. voluntarily absent from home or country [syn: exile]

  2. v. expel from a country; "The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions" [syn: deport, exile] [ant: repatriate]

  3. move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad


An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing, as an immigrant, in a country other than that of their citizenship. The word comes from the Latin terms ex ("out of") and patria ("country, fatherland").

In common usage, the term is often used in the context of professionals or skilled workers sent abroad by their companies.

Expatriation may also mean exile or denaturalization or renunciation of allegiance. The U.S. Expatriation Act of 1868 said in its preamble, 'the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Early Nazi Germany deprived many opponents of their citizenship, such as Albert Einstein, Oskar Maria Graf, Willy Brandt and Thomas Mann, often expatriating entire families.

Expatriate (band)

Expatriate is an indie rock band based in Australia. The band formed in Sydney, Australia, in 2005 and currently consists of vocalist Ben King, drummer Cristo, keyboardist Damian Press and bassist David Molland.

Expatriate has released two studio albums and two EPs to date, with the first album charting at No. 38 in the ARIA charts. The name is derived from what the band describe as "common themes running through each member’s life".

Expatriate (disambiguation)

An expatriate is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing.

Expatriate may also refer to:

  • Expatriate (album), a 2008 indie rock album
  • Expatriate (band), an Australian indie rock band
  • Expatriates (novel), a near-future economic collapse novel by James Wesley Rawles
Expatriate (album)

Expatriate is the debut album from Toronto, Canada-based indie rock group The Coast. The album was released in Canada on April 1, 2008 and in the UK on February 9, 2009 via Aporia Records. The album was released digitally in the US on August 19, 2008, and was released on CD on May 5, 2009 by Minneapolis-based indie record label Afternoon Records. Expatriate follows the band's critically acclaimed debut self-titled EP from 2006. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Chris Stringer in late 2007. "Tightrope" was the first single, released on 7" vinyl in 2008 by Magnificent Sevens, and as a promo single in the UK in early February 2009. The Coast toured the US and Canada extensively after the album's initial release.

In an interview, Ian Fosbery said: "An expatriate is a person who is not from this country and we started to feel like because we're always on the road and we're not always around, we'd come home and it's a really weird feeling, like you feel out of place."

Expatriate was released to generally positive reviews. Soundcheck magazine proclaimed the band "has just penned a gem of an indie pop album that serves as a sparkling expedition into thick, layered pop music that is equal parts Tokyo Police Club simplicity and U2 crescendos," and hailed the band's "dramatic interlacing of densely composed rock and charmingly earnest pop music."

Usage examples of "expatriate".

The scarf and the trousers were the uniform of the young travelers who generally stayed in the expatriate enclave of Temal: It seemed that they all bought them immediately upon arrival in order to identify themselves to each other.

This appreciation for the connection between universal rights and national rights, which he first began to acquire as an expatriate soldier in the American Revolution, enabled Lafayette to become that exceptional link between generations and encouraged him to support every national revolution in the Western world.

The only Pole on the committee was an expatriate journalist named Leonard Chodzko, who had served as an aide to Lafayette during and after the July Revolution.

Not all the dishes were from Indiain fact, the party would have a rather eclectic mix of Indian, British, and French dishes, for Gopal was trading lessons in Indian cuisine for those in Continental cooking with an expatriate Parisian cook he had come to be acquainted with.

To make his point, he brought up his Anglo friends in the expatriate community.

The expatriate community lived just across the bay, in Jimmy-Jim Town.

It is, perhaps, a truth of expatriate children that rather than grow up with two civilizations, they grow up with less than one, unable somehow to plug in the civilization at home with the big one around.

Sometimes they worked out together in the shabby little gym in Bloomsbury run by a Hungarian expatriate who had fled his own country after the abortive rising.

Santa Rosa could be believed, our government had removed restrictions against the purchase of weapons by expatriate Cubans in Florida.

Here in his multimillion-dollar mansion, with a fortune in art hanging on his walls, this expatriate shares something with the poorest convict pacing out a cell in Angola or Parchman.

John pumps his fist in a victory sign, a memory of the old French expatriate standing before his great window comes into my mind, his cultured voice telling me about my father and the glory days in Vietnam.

Just as before, the tanned, silver-haired French expatriate stands framed in the lower corner of his window, staring out to sea like a man with an unquenchable yearning.

But if you wish to make a race endure, rely upon it you should expatriate them.

I would have pursued the question, but at that moment I noticed a group of expatriates strolling toward us along the beach.

The expatriates were gawping at us, and their astonishment reoriented me.